Latest news from the Phase 2 Discovery projects:
- The Cutting Edge project team have shared some of the high-resolution fruits of the three weeks they spent in a windowless basement photographing more than a thousand objects. They have also shared the dissemination activities that team members have been undertaking and the reaction they’ve received.
- The Pelagios project blog has been busy in recent weeks, with news of the team’s work to map the places associated with the ‘Book of the Dead’ and news that data from the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme has been contributed to the project.
Last month all of the Phase 2 Discovery projects met to share information as they approach the end of their projects. Several of the projects have published their final blogposts which share their key lessons learnt and project outputs:
- The Bricolage project have shared their lessons learned relating to the following topics: Linked Data Hosting, Sustainability of Workflow and their overall Summary.
- The Contextual Wrappers 2 project team have shared their project outputs, lessons learned and thoughts on future possibilities in their final blogpost … although the question mark in the post’s title hints at the possibility of some further activity following the official end of the project.
- The Copac Collection Management project has posted the first of their final blogposts, sharing their Final Report and the other key project outputs.
- The Digital.Bodleian project have recently posted a number of blogposts, including their guide to ensuring consistent metadata quality, the process they used to transform their Allegro format metadata into Dublin Core compliant XML and their lessons learned relating to metadata.
- The Open Book project have posted their final report blogpost in which they share news of the 175,000 item records from the Fitzwilliam Museum collection that they have released as open metadata (and which they will be maintaining as an ongoing service).
- The SEARCH25 project published the SEARCH25 Licensing Report on the potential and appetite for openly licensed bibliographic metadata within the M25 Consortium. They also captured the developments and opportunities which were discovered during the course of their project and how they could be taken forward following the end of the project.
- The Servicecore project’s final blogpost summarise their technical, content and service outputs, and lessons learned
- The Step Change project have shared their lessons learned, and associated ‘next steps, in a two-part blogpost. The first part covers Data quality, The value of public-private partnership, Technical limitations of APIs and the Value of co-operation. The second part is focused on Usability in relation to Linked Data.