About the project

The project began in August of 2012. The objectives were to map the existing VRA restricted schema into RDF and then create a XSLT stylesheet that could be used to convert existing VRA/XML data into RDF. As part of the project, a proposed VRA ontology was produced and published. Also, an XSLT stylesheet has been created and tested using a collection sample provided by a member of the VRA listserv. The results of the study were published through OhioLink and are also availiable from the Downloads section of this webpage.

Future research

Since the completion of the project, further research is being conducted into how this process can be adapted to other VRA datasets and additionally used for other data models. There is also interest in conducting research to study how using RDFa markup affects search engine optimization (SEO).


05.02.2013 Project is submitted to the LODLAM Challenge.

25.04.2013 Thesis is submitted to OhioLink.

22.04.2013 The developed VRA ontology and the XSLT Stylesheet are published online for distribution and use.