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Where the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 meet format risk management: P2 registry

Where the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 meet format risk management: P2 registry
Where the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 meet format risk management: P2 registry
The Web is increasingly becoming a platform for linked data. This means making connections and adding value to data on the Web. As more data becomes available and more people are able to use the data, it becomes more powerful. An example is file format registries and the evaluation of format risks. Here the requirement for information is now greater than the effort that any single institution can put into gathering and collating this information. Recognising that more is better, the creators of PRONOM, JHOVE, GDFR and others are joining to lead a new initiative, the Unified Digital Format Registry. Ahead of this effort a new RDF-based framework for structuring and facilitating file format data from multiple sources including PRONOM has demonstrated it is able to produce more links, and thus provide more answers to digital preservation questions - about format risks, applications, viewers and transformations - than the native data alone. This paper will describe this registry, P2, and its services, show how it can be used, and provide examples where it delivers more answers than the contributing resources.
linked data, semantic web, digital preservation, file formats, format registry, P2 registry
Tarrant, David
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Hitchcock, Steve
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Carr, Les
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Tarrant, David
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Hitchcock, Steve
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Carr, Les
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Tarrant, David, Hitchcock, Steve and Carr, Les (2009) Where the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 meet format risk management: P2 registry. At iPres2009: The Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects iPres2009: The Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects. 05 - 06 Oct 2009.

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Abstract

The Web is increasingly becoming a platform for linked data. This means making connections and adding value to data on the Web. As more data becomes available and more people are able to use the data, it becomes more powerful. An example is file format registries and the evaluation of format risks. Here the requirement for information is now greater than the effort that any single institution can put into gathering and collating this information. Recognising that more is better, the creators of PRONOM, JHOVE, GDFR and others are joining to lead a new initiative, the Unified Digital Format Registry. Ahead of this effort a new RDF-based framework for structuring and facilitating file format data from multiple sources including PRONOM has demonstrated it is able to produce more links, and thus provide more answers to digital preservation questions - about format risks, applications, viewers and transformations - than the native data alone. This paper will describe this registry, P2, and its services, show how it can be used, and provide examples where it delivers more answers than the contributing resources.

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Published date: 12 June 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 5th and 6th, 2009.
Venue - Dates: iPres2009: The Sixth International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, 2009-10-05 - 2009-10-06
Keywords: linked data, semantic web, digital preservation, file formats, format registry, P2 registry
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267556
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267556
PURE UUID: 210730a2-d1b1-4527-9e68-90d67aa63ea1
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2009 14:16
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:19

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Author: David Tarrant
Author: Steve Hitchcock
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD

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