OXLOD open workshop

Oxford e-Research Centre
January 9, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00
Conference room

7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG

  • Workshop
  • No booking required
  • Open to all

OXLOD is a one-year pilot project funded by the University of Oxford to assess the practical benefits of using linked 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. A successful pilot has the potential of further funding. OXLOD uses Open Source software and International Standards. It officially began on 16th October 2017.

Open Workshops will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm in Oxford e-Research Centre; part of the University's Department of Engineering Science. They will offer opportunities to learn about Linked Data from experts informally. The room is booked until 14.00pm; participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

In the third Open Workshop, Dr Sarah Joomun, Documentation Officer of the Museum of Natural History and Museum Lead for OXLOD, will talk about the museum's fossil collection and the potential benefits of linking data to the University’s Herbarium and Botanical Gardens. NHM uses the Collection Management System EMu. Since the Museum of the History of Science also uses this system we thought it might be helpful to invite Dr Stephen Johnston, Assistant Keeper of the Museum of the History of Science, to join our discussion about extracting data from EMu in advance of his presentation of Linked Data from MHS in OW5 on 13th March.

In the workshop we will provide an up to date progress report and a brief presentation about the datasets linked over the past month. Before the workshop we will repeat our introduction to OXLOD and Linked Data at 12.10pm for those who may be new to the project and workshop series.

For details and minutes of past meetings see the project website at https://www.glam.ox.ac.uk/oxford-linked-open-data-pilot