Published March 15, 2023 | Version 1.0.0
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Linked Open Data Management Services: A Comparison

  • 1. Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
  • 2. TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
  • 1. TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
  • 2. Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
  • 3. Urban Complexity Lab – Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • 4. Atomgraph
  • 5. Harvard University: Florence, IT
  • 6. University of Zurich
  • 7. TechDo
  • 8. Coneda UG
  • 9. Leibniz Institute of European History


Thanks to a variety of software services, it has never been easier to produce, manage and publish Linked Open Data. But until now, there has been a lack of an accessible overview to help researchers make the right choice for their use case. This dataset release will be regularly updated to reflect the latest data published in a comparison table developed in Google Sheets [1]. The comparison table includes the most commonly used LOD management software tools from NFDI4Culture to illustrate what functionalities and features a service should offer for the long-term management of FAIR research data, including:

  • ConedaKOR
  • LinkedDataHub
  • Metaphacts
  • Omeka S
  • ResearchSpace
  • Vitro
  • Wikibase
  • WissKI

The table presents two views based on a comparison system of categories developed iteratively during workshops with expert users and developers from the respective tool communities. First, a short overview with field values coming from controlled vocabularies and multiple-choice options; and a second sheet allowing for more descriptive free text additions. The table and corresponding dataset releases for each view mode are designed to provide a well-founded basis for evaluation when deciding on a LOD management service. The Google Sheet table will remain open to collaboration and community contribution, as well as updates with new data and potentially new tools, whereas the datasets released here are meant to provide stable reference points with version control.

The research for the comparison table was first presented as a paper at DHd2023, Open Humanities – Open Culture, 13-17.03.2023, Trier and Luxembourg [2].

[1] Non-editing access is available here: To get editing access contact the authors.

[2] Full paper will be made available open access in the conference proceedings.


NFDI4Culture is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under grant no. 44195801.


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