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During the LinkedUp Project, we collected and elaborated use case scenarios for the deployment of the applications within real-world scenarios. These scenarios cover public sector educational scenarios as well as use cases within the private sector, e.g. industrial training and education processes.

The showcases demonstrate the outcomes of the LinkedUp Challenge and show the application of LinkedUp technologies to use case scenarios. The showcases feature a meaningful subset (software, data, etc.) of the functionality characterizing the project demonstrator(s) arrived at, along with relevant copyright notices and contact information, and suitable installation aids (when applicable). We created a card for each shortlisted entry of the three Veni, Vidi, Vici competitions. We designed a common structure and extracted the related information from the submissions and online demos.

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With reference to the 25 cards produced in the end, corresponding to the shortlisted and winners entries coming from the three competitions, we observe that a slight majority comes from small and medium enterprises or companies (respect to educational institutions or individual researchers); this probably led to more elaborated and mature applications.

Respect to the addressed problem of the showcase applications, with no surprise we see that half of them addresses (more or less formal) e-learning; almost one fourth addresses browsing and retrieving of publications and research articles; others address informal learning and/or social connections and other topics. We see the following rationale: the majority addressing e-learning targets the core topic of the project (Linked Data for education) in the more classical meaning. The one fourth addressing research resources belongs to the academic world, aiming to answer a concrete need of the community together with the exploitation of a wide amount of datasets. The applications addressing informal learning and social connections again exploit Linked and open data in informal learning, this being a bit less traditional but with a huge appeal, for the nature of the data and the possibility of applications – exploring data from museums or experts with a certain competence around you can easily result more engaging than browsing lessons or articles.
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The showcases are listed at: http://linkedup-project.eu/resources/showcases/

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