Linked Data – by the People Doing the Linking
For those who aren’t already converts, this podcast has been running since early 2010 and was founded by Jessica Hughes and Pelagios’ very own Elton Barker, both members of the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University. It’s a fantastic collection of interviews with classicists from all over the world who discuss their work on the ancient world.
This latest episode is extra special, because it is all about Linked Data, and consists of a series of interviews with participants at the 2016 Linked Pasts meeting in Barcelona.
Valeria Vitale (School of Advanced Studies, London), Maxim Romanov (University of Leipzig), Kai-Christian Bruhn (Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology, Mainz) and Rob Sanderson (The Getty Trust) all discuss different aspects of Linked Data, what it means for scholars of the ancient world, and how it can be used to develop new approaches to sources and narratives.
We highly recommend grabbing something warm (or cool, depending on your hemisphere) to drink, finding a quiet spot, and settling in for 20 minutes of excellent listening.