OXLOD open workshop March 2018
7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
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.
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.
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.