OXLOD project to hold monthly open workshops

OXLOD project to hold monthly open workshops

OXLOD is a one-year pilot project funded by the University of Oxford to assess the practical benefits of using linking data for its Museums, Collections and related academic research. Linking data in different parts of the University will benefit research, enrich 'discovery', and create a model that can be used by other institutions. OXLOD uses Open Source software and International Standards.

Dr Athanasios Velios recently joined the Centre as OxLOD Data Architect. Dr Velios was trained as a conservator and has worked in the field of museum documentation with particular interest in conservation documentation for the last 15 years.

As part of the project, open workshops will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12.30 at the e-Research Centre. They will offer opportunities to learn about Linked Data from experts.

Each workshop will provide up to date progress reports, brief presentations about the datasets linked over the past month, opportunities to transfer knowledge and attract new data from the broadly defined heritage sector. The first, on 14 November, will highlight catalogues of Chinese texts in the Bodleian Library and Chinese objects in the Ashmolean Museum.

Initial data samples available to OXLOD include China, India and Islamic World (texts and objects, curation and conservation data), historical photographs, herbaria and music from the Bodleian libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Museum of the History of Science and others.

Workshop dates:

14 November 2017
12 December 2017
9 January 2018
13 February 2018
13 March 2018
10 April 2018
8 May 2018
12 June 2018
10 July 2018
14 August 2018
11 September 2018