Yale University Library News

Linked Jazz: a talk by Matthew Miller of New York Public Library

May 5, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 pm, Bass Library LO1

Linked Jazz is an ongoing project investigating the potential of the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology to enhance the discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials. More specifically, the project focuses on digital archives of jazz history to expose relationships between musicians and reveal their community’s network. New modes of connecting cultural data and making them searchable as a whole in a seamless discovery environment would open up unprecedented opportunities to create new kinds of meaning and elicit new streams of interpretation. The goal of this project is to help uncover meaningful connections between documents and data related to the personal and professional lives of musicians who often practice in rich and diverse social networks.

Matthew Miller is Head of Semantic Applications & Data Research at NYPL Labs and Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the Pratt Institute. He holds a dual master’s degree in Library and Information Science and History of Art from the Pratt Institute. This talk is sponsored by SCOPA.