A Case Study of a Semantically Enhanced Public Health Digital Collection

Amy J. Barton, Brian E. Dixon, Elaine Noonan Skopelja, Salman Javed

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A historic public health digital collection, developed by the Ruth Lilly Medical Library's Digital Initiatives Group, includes full-text public health bulletin issues; historic photos, drawings, and images; and a vital statistics database. Each content component resides in its own digital space and each has to be separately searched. This paper will discuss the development of a prototype system that integrates and relates digital content within a dispersed collection using Semantic Web technologies. The search result sets are presented as a collection of interrelated content on a scatter graph that spatially indicates the degree of contextual relevancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-380
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Library Metadata
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • Indiana
  • Linked Data
  • Semantic Web
  • digital library
  • metadata
  • public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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