LINCS Blog

The User-centric Approach to Problem Solving

  • LINCS Project
  • December 1, 2021
Iteration in the Design Thinking process: Understand, Explore, Materialize

By Sana Javeed, LINCS UX co-op student Before becoming a UX Design student at University of Toronto, I used to solve a problem just by identifying what the problem was and then coming up with a band-aid solution. However, over a period of time, I realized that by using such an approach—opting for the easiest […]

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By Dawson MacPhee, LINCS computer science co-op student When beginning my very first co-op job search, I had no idea what employers would expect from me. It was a daunting task looking through the job postings and deciding what I thought I’d be (somewhat) qualified for. After a few job interviews, I applied to join […]

Collaboration in Times of Social Isolation

  • LINCS Project
  • December 16, 2020
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by Thomas Smith LINCS undergraduate research assistant, University of Guelph To avoid the COVID-19 outbreak, I moved back home from Guelph to the town of Bowmanville, a community with a population of around 40,000 people. My family sold our home of twenty years just before the pandemic, buying a quaint little house in Minden, Ontario, […]

As a Cyberinfrastructure project funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, LINCS is building its infrastructure on the resources of Compute Canada which operates a Cloud service run with OpenStack. Cinder is the default volume storage provider for virtual machines provisioned on the OpenStack platform of Compute Canada. It is the last layer of a […]

Open-source triplestore battle

  • Pieter Botha
  • October 2, 2020

Image by Pieter Botha There are many graph databases out there that support RDF: Virtuoso, GraphDB, Stardog, AnzoGraph, and RDFox, to name just a few popular ones. But if the requirements for your triplestore include open source, as it does for our CFI-funded LINCS project, then Blazegraph and Apache’s Jena Fuseki are two of your […]

by Kathleen McCulloch-Cop LINCS co-op student, University of Guelph Pop psychology has a concept most of us are familiar with: the linear, calculating left brain vs. the intuitive, creative right brain. The theory is that you either use one or the other, you’re either left-brained dominant or you’re right-brained dominant, but you can’t be both. This […]

Why LINCS?

  • Susan Brown
  • August 11, 2020

The core of the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship project is the simple proposition that making Linked Open Data out of the stuff scholars use to understand and analyze culture will make a difference. LINCS hopes to make a difference to how we can make sense of the human past and present. It aims […]