The Colorado Local Authorities (CoLA) project is an effort at the University of Denver Libraries to:

  • publish metadata about people, organizations, and families represented in our special collections and archives as linked open data
  • provide a means for smaller cultural heritage organizations (CHOs) in Colorado and surrounding states to contribute their own data to the store, with the ultimate goal of
  • building deeper connections and collaborations among like-minded organizations, independent of size or resources

CoLA is in its early days; we are currently working on reliable RDF exports from our collection management system, and investigating options (whether database or triplestore) for publishing this RDF data on the Web. We are always looking for projects of similar scope with which to share ideas; if you are interested in anything we're working on, send me an e-mail: kevin.clair [at]