Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

JSON-LD Fundamentals

Instructor: Robert Chavez

Dates: December 7th, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175


In JSON-LD Fundamentals we will study JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linking Data), a lightweight Linked Data format designed to provide unambiguous semantic meaning to data and designed to make it easy to transform JSON data into Linked Data.

The materials in this course will build on the Introduction to JSON course and cover core JSON-LD, including:

  • the relationship of JSON-LD to JSON and RDF
  • basic JSON-LD syntax (context, IRIs, nodes, types)
  • some advanced JSON-LD concepts (more about IRIs and typed values)
  • building semantic meaning in JSON-LD
  • using vocabularies/ontologies
  • expanded, compacted, flattened document forms
  • named graphs

This course is a follow-up to Introduction to JSON and Structured Data. Both courses are follow-ups 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.

Payment Info

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