aLOD provides a new way to interact with archival information in a modern HTML5 environment. All components are highly customizable for other Linked Data vocabularies and available as Open Source Software.
Archive Catalogs are not as valuable as they could be as they lack connections with the Web of Data. aLOD enables archival institutions to easily provide a high value catalogue as Linked Open Data, by providing open source software to interlink their catalog with other datasets as well as web based applications to easily access the catalog data. aLOD is developed by Zazuko since autumn 2014 in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal archive and the archives of four cantons (Basel, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais). It is run as a common platform and SPARQL endpoint where the partners experiment with providing archival data as Linked Data. We would like to present our lessons learned, the HTML5 search components and exchange experience with other GLAM institutions about how we could improve our work. Project homepage: http://data.alod.ch/search/ Travertin Software Stack (back-end): https://github.com/zazuko/travertin HTML5 Search Component: https://github.com/zazuko/zack-search
Team members: Adrian Gschwend, Michael Luggen