Biographical Linked Open Data in the Humanities

Remediating and processing cultural records in a digital environment involves negotiating a tension between homogeneity and heterogeneity of cultural data. Linked open biographical encoding is an important site for developing best practices to address this challenge. At a workshop on Linked Open Data at Digital Humanities 2017 in Montreal, Canada, I gave a pecha kucha-style presentation on the best practices developed, so far, by collaborators on the Yellow Nineties Personography project at the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities.



The Yellow Nineties Personography is an offshoot of The Yellow Nineties Online. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra is the project’s primary investigator; current team members and consultants include Reg Beatty, Kaitlyn Fralick, Trina Grover, Naomi Eichenlaub, MJ Sohonas, and Paige Morgan.