The Royal Library

The Royal Library

From printed books to a Knowledge Graph

The main library in Denmark used AtomGraph's services to digitize thousands of old publications and use the data in creative displays and mash-ups

The Problem

Danish Newspapers is a registry of newspapers with historical and factual metadata records, curated by the Danish The Royal Library. The library was looking for a vendor that could digitize three existing printed volumes and turn them into a modern online solution with an option to edit existing data and add new data, both structured and rich-text.

The Danish Newspapers
The Danish Newspapers frontpage

Our Approach

We designed and implemented the transition from printed books to TEI XML and then to RDF data.

LinkedDataHub was deployed to publish Linked Data as well as user-friendly and mobile-ready XHTML.

Customer Benefits

Having an easy-to-use online solution for editing and exchanging structure data, The Royal Library gained:

  • Search-engine visibility
  • Interoperable bibliographic metadata
  • Highly-interlinked archive registry

AtomGraph increased the visibility of The Danish Newspapers by publishing their data and metadata online. It also enabled an unlimited exchange of structured library data that is based on W3C standards and forward-compatible with bibliographic vocabularies such as BIBFRAME.

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