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Linked Open Data for Numismatic Library, Archive and Museum Integration

Gruber, Ethan

The American Numismatic Society (ANS), founded in 1858, is a research institute focusing coins from all eras and regions. It owns one of the largest collections of coins in the world, one of the largest numismatic libraries, is a publisher of monographs and journals, and maintains an archive of research notes from scholars associated with the Society. The Society’s collection has been online since 1999, and it has been involved in various typological or hoard cataloging projects that conform to Linked Open Data methodologies since 2011. These projects have been published at previous CAA conferences and in other venues, but the ANS is now undertaking the digitisation of its archival and library holdings. This paper will focus mainly on the integration of these materials into the ANS’s existing datasets to form a cohesive research platform for numismatics that follows open standards and practices established by the broader Library, Archive, and Museum communities.

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