[status] weekly report

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 11:24:37 -0500

Last week:

   - wrote a oai2rdf RDFizer to harvest a OAI-PMH compliant repository
and RDFize the results.

   - RDFized all dspace.mit.edu content (~19K records)

   - wrote an marcmods2rdf RDFizer to convert MARC (in Z39/2 format) to
MARC/XML or to MODS/XML (using the official LOC XSLT transformation) or

   - tested on the 1.2 million MARC records that the MIT library has

   - wrote an XSLT stylesheet to convert MODS/XML into MODS/RDF/XML
(should be done today)

   - wrote an ontology for MODS in N3 (should be done today with the

   - finished the first phase (indexing) of Gadget 2.0, which now uses
BerkeleyDB for storing the results instead of keeping them in memory.
Trial test results in amazing performance.

   - started working on phase 2 of Gadget 2.0 (presentation) which is
going to be a web application to present/explore the results of the
indexing phase.

   - started moving stuff over to use Maven2 as the framework of choice,
especially now that there is a nice eclipse plugin.

This week:

   - finish the mardmods2rdf work

   - convert all the library MARC records into RDF

   - write the ocw2rdf RDFizer to convert MIT OpenCourseWare's metadata
from IEEE LOM to RDF

   - continue to work on Gadget 2.0 web interface

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Mon Jan 30 2006 - 16:23:56 EST

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