Linked open data (LOD) and data enrichment

In the pilot project, the bibliographical data and digital reproductions of the Berner Ortsgeschichten (Bern local history) will be enriched with LOD and made available for selection on a map (with georeferences).

We are currently working on the following data projects in collaboration with other departments of UB Bern:

Bern Local History 1

Objective: metadata and digital reproductions of Bern 19th century local history will be enriched with (linked) open data (Geonames, Wikidata, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, etc.) and made available on DigiBern with georeferences.

Bern Local History 2

Objective: metadata of Bern local history from 1975-2020 will be enriched with (linked) open data (Geonames, Wikidata, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, etc.) and made available on DigiBern with georeferences. At planning stage.

Enrichment of people entities in the catalogue

Objective: people entities in title data (author, referenced person, etc.) are enriched with (linked) open data from a variety of sources and displayed in the catalogue in disambiguated form.