Andy is away down in London, presenting to the Online Information Conference 2010. He’s been part of a ‘linked data’ session. This is nearly as geekish as ALISS is likely to get (not sure whether he’ll have mentioned ‘semantic web’ in his talk – but it’s quite likely…)
ALISS wants to support the development of linked data. Here’s what we think we can help with:
- Using resources with stable URIs from other national systems, for example specific locations where things happen, like Active Scotland where these are associated with facilities and groups.
- Providing a stable ALISS URI to resources that may be hard to find online, or are liable to have ephemeral URLs of their own.
- Linking resources in useful ways, for example linking a local exercise class with user experience of the class on an online forum.
It’s early days for us yet with all this, but the opportunity to contribute to the development of linked data is all part of our vision of an eco-system where we can all concentrate on what we variously do best, and rely on others via sharing, rather than all of us individually try to do everything and not quite manage it.
Mutuality in practice. At least, that’s what we hope for.