Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

The SPARQL Fundamentals III

Instructor: Robert Chavez

Dates: March 2nd through 29th, 2020

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175


This course will wrap up the study of SPARQL 1.1 syntax that began in SPARQL Fundamentals I & II and also get you working with your own RDF triplestore. Topics to be covered include: SPARQL Property Paths and an overview of SPARQL Operators and Functions, a close look at some interesting and useful functions not covered in the previous courses. We'll also spend time with the SPARQL CONSTRUCT statement and learn how to use CONSTRUCT in queries to create triples as output. Finally, we will install the Apache Jena TDB triplestore and learn how to load data into a triplestore and manage that data with INSERT, LOAD, DELETE, and CLEAR.

Pre-requisites: the SPARQL Fundamentals I & SPARQL Fundamentals II courses are the main pre-requisites as this course will build on the foundations established there.

This course is a follow-up to our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems.

Robert Chavez

Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From 1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect. Interview with Robert Chavez

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

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