Monday, 7 March 2011

National Archives Discovery Event

There were several interesting presentations on Linked Data at an event hosted by The National Archives on behalf of the National Archives Discovery Network on 2 March. The Network is a forum for aggregation services such as AIM25, SCAN, Genesis and the Hub, mapping services such as Vision of Britain, and major institutions such as the British Library, along with other information specialists. The event attracted more than 100 delegates. Presentations included keynote addresses by Richard Wallis of Talis and John Sheridan of the National Archives; a review of the state of play with EAC by Bill Stockting; and reviews of Linked Data projects carried out on Government data and by the BBC, along with the Hub's LOCAH project.

Other talks included reviews of progress on History Pin, the new Google-led initiative which embeds archive digital content in Google Streetview; updates on recent crowdsourcing projects such as the Bentham initiative; and news on cataloguing software including ICA AToM.

Slideshare reviews of the presentations will be available shortly.  

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