Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
Instructor: Robert Chavez
Dates: May 4th through 31st, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
JSON is a semi-structured data format for encoding data and is a popular language for data sharing and interchange - as such it is considered a good alternative to XML. This materials in this course will cover all the core JSON syntax and data structures as well as:
- structured data as a concept
- core data structuring approaches
- the differences between XML and JSON
- when to use XML, when to use JSON
JSON itself is the language of JSON Schema and JSON-LD. We will also study core JSON Schema, a language that allows annotation and validation of JSON documents, and have an introduction to JSON-LD. JSON-LD is covered in greater depth in a follow-up course, JSON-LD Fundamentals. Both courses are follow-ups to our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems.
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
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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