Archivist at King’s College London, working on digital public engagement and linked data projects, including ones using World War One archival records.
|Interest in LODLAM||
The Summit would provide an ideal opportunity for international partnership development, not least in understanding how archival LOD can improve and enhance research; and the mixing of LAM LOD with other types of data about people, places and events (such as newsreels and data from legacy historical or local history projects). Key questions revolve around technology (currently too complicated for lay practitioners to use), advocacy (how do we engage with the public and understand the potential of these approaches) and the user experience (need/potential for plugging in new visualisation tools to make sense of relationships-information). There needs to be a move from a focus on the technical user to the end user.
|Linked Open Data Projects||
King’s College Archives have been responsible for a number of linked data projects including the development of an annotation tool for archive catalogues, incorporated into leading proprietary cataloguing software.