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“The first step is putting data on the Web in a form that machines can naturally understand, or converting it to that form. This creates what I call a Semantic Web – a web of data that can be processed directly or indirectly by machines.”
Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, Harper San Francisco, 1999

        The Semantic Web offers technologies for conceptual structuring, annotating, and indexing of educational resources that allow for efficient semantic retrieval and the increasingly popular Social Web offers means for sharing, distributing, popularizing, promoting and recommending online resources. These modules will help you in combining the popular content management system Drupal with a Fedora Commons repository, using Islandora as a middleware.

        The recent advancements in the Web development hold promises for improving the repository discoverability, searchability, and shareability. From one side, the Semantic Web offers technologies for conceptual structuring, annotating, and indexing of educational resources that allow for efficient semantic retrieval. From another side, the increasingly popular Social Web offers means for sharing, distributing, popularizing, promoting and recommending online resources. The goal here is to investigate the possibilities for combining the benefits of these two approaches and for designing a framework of a content management system that supports both.

        The idea behind the Semantic Web is about making web pages machine readable and the Semantic Web Layer cake (see Fig. 2.1) is a systematic approach of achieving this target.


Figure 2.1. The original Semantic Web “layer cake” as presented by Tim Berners-Lee http://www.w3.org/2000/Talks/1206-xml2k-tbl/slide10-0.html

Approaches to integrating Social and Semantic Web functionalities in CMS
The integration of Social and Semantic Web functionalities in CMS could be achieved in several ways, including:
  • Drupal-based CMS: Developing Drupal modules for implementing RDF/RDFS support allowing semantic annotating of content.
  • Fedora-based CMS: Extending the Fedora Commons framework and Fedora data model with social features.
  • Drupal-Fedora based CMS: Integrating a Fedora repository within a Drupal installation.
 
Step by Step Installation Guides

SOFTWARE 


ISLANDORA Wamp Drupal & Fedora KIT
Download Quick Startup KIT from sourceforge to speed up your installation


DRUPAL INSTALLATION


FEDORA INSTALLATION


DIG DEEP: INTEGRATING SOCIAL AND SEMANTIC WEB FUNCTIONALITY IN CMS


GSEARCH INSTALLATION



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Errors during Islandora installation http://computersciencetechie.blogspot.com/2011/02/errors-during-islandora-installation.html