WWW2009 EPrints

Using the Web as our Content Management System on the BBC Music Beta

This item is a Paper in the Developers track.


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In this paper, we describe the BBC Music Beta, providing a comprehensive guide to music content across the BBC. We publish a persistent web identifier for each resource in our music domain, which serves as an aggregation point for all information about it. We describe a promising approach in building web sites, by re-using structured data available elsewhere on the Web --- the Web becomes our Content Management System. We therefore ensure that the BBC Music Beta is a truly Semantic Web site, re-using data from a variety of places and publishing its data in a variety of formats.

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This website has been set up for WWW2009 by Christopher Gutteridge of the University of Southampton, using our EPrints software.


We (Southampton EPrints Project) intend to preserve the files and HTML pages of this site for many years, however we will turn it into flat files for long term preservation. This means that at some point in the months after the conference the search, metadata-export, JSON interface, OAI etc. will be disabled as we "fossilize" the site. Please plan accordingly. Feel free to ask nicely for us to keep the dynamic site online longer if there's a rally good (or cool) use for it... [this has now happened, this site is now static]