Nomisma.org is a collaborative effort to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts and entities, for example the generic idea of a coin hoard or an actual hoard as documented in the print publication An Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH). Nomisma.org provides a short, often recognizable, URI for each resource it defines and presents the related information in both human and machine readable form. Creators of digital content can use these stable URIs to build a web of linked knowledge that enables faster acquisition and analysis of well-structured numismatic data.
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Example URIs are:
* http://nomisma.org/id/ igch1240 (with links to SNG)
* http://nomisma.org/id/ igch2122 (with links to ANS collection)
* http://nomisma.org/id/ igch1546 (with links to ANS and Yale collections)
* http://nomisma.org/id/ hoard
The current data has been contributed by researchers at the American Numismatic Society, Yale University Art Gallery and The University of Paris-Sorbonne Nomisma project. The ANS is grateful to Stanford University for providing financial support. Hosting for Nomisma is provided by the The American Numismatic Society.
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Revision as of 13:34, 8 June 2016
Nomisma.org is a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data. These take the form of http URIs that also provide access to reusable information about those concepts, along with links to other resources. The canonical format of nomisma.org is RDF/XML, with serializations available in JSON-LD (including geoJSON-LD for complex geographic features), Turtle, KML (when applicable), and HTML5+RDFa 1.1.
While the URIs provided by nomisma.org are stable, the project is in progress and subject to constant expansion and ongoing correction. This is particularly the case for the information provided about each nomisma.org identifier.
The information provided by nomisma.org has been provided by a wide community of scholars and institutions.
The project is steered by a committee currently consisting of:
Florence Codine, BnF
Karsten Dahmen, MK Berlin
Ethan Gruber, ANS
Sebastian Heath, NYU ISAW
Chris Howgego, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Andrew Meadows, University of Oxford
Ulrike Peter, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Daniel Pett, BM PAS
Karsten Tolle, DBIS, University of Frankfurt
David Wigg-Wolf, DAI RGK
Nomisma.org also hosts the Numismatic Description XML Schema
There are two Github repositories associated with the project. The application code is available in https://github.com/nomisma/framework. The RDF/XML data and ontology versions are in https://github.com/nomisma/data.
Example Nomisma.org URIs
http://nomisma.org/id/axis. The 'axis' is the angular relationship between the obverse and reverse of a coin.
http://nomisma.org/id/ephesus. The 'mint' at Ephesus. Nomisma relates this numismatic concept to other URIs such as wikipedia, Pleiades, Getty thesauri, and the British Museum.
http://nomisma.org/id/quinarius. Nomisma.org maintains lists of Roman and other denominations. To indicate that “quinarius” is a concept within Roman numismatics, the Dublin Core property "dcterms:source" relates this URI to http://nomisma.org/id/roman_numismatics.