Several online co-creation workshops were used where strategy, development, design, data scientists from spinque and historians and IT specialists from Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen came together to work on developing the platform. By combining these different disciplines we were able to pivot the complex factual data to usable information and an optimal user experience.
The platform gives context to over 12.5 million resources shown in 300.000+ people, thousands of locations, theme’s and events.” - Oorlogsbronnen.nl -
The platform is almost entirely data driven. This enables us to process huge amounts of data and creates a flexible and futureproof platform. When a new organisation or dataset gets added to the netwerk their data gets formatted and cleaned up and is easily added to existing places, people, locations and events. Even generating new ones. We’re using flexible reusable components which enables us to process large and small amounts of data.
We’re able to create semantic connections between resources using Linked Open Data, search strategies and an expansive Knowledge Graph. This gives us, for example, the information we need to know who was doing what during a certain event and what role they played.
The lives of 300K+ persons
One of the ways we’re able to provide context to a person is by generating a data driven timeline of their lives. We do this based on a person's name, other metadata, and events that happened in their lives and in the War.
Oorlogsbronnen’s instagram feed consists of events that happened that day years ago or different people born or died on the day. Consistently maintaining the look and feel on the website on their social media.