I’m having three main occupations at the moment. I’m a digital humanities specialist working as a project manager at the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (Québec) to give a second life to the “Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec” (www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca), in partnership with other major cultural heritage actors in the province of Quebec. I’m also giving an introductory course in digital humanities at University Laval (autumn 2012) and, since 2009, I’m doing a PhD in history (and digital humanities oriented) at the same university on the use of 3D reconstruction in historical sciences.
In the years before, I’ve been mainly working for the “Service national du RÉCIT de l'univers social” (www.recitus.qc.ca/), an organisation of the Ministère de l’Éducation dedicated to the facilitation of ICT integration into history and geography at the elementary and high school levels and in which we developed and used open source software and where we would have been delighted during those years to have access to LOD.
|Interest in LODLAM||
I want to attend the summit to meet the people working in the same area as us and with whom I will be able to share our knowledge (what we are envisioning to do, which technologies we intend to use, etc.), learn the best practices and, most of all, make sure the next Répertoire will be developed in a network of expertise.
A particular issue concerns us and I’m really interesting to share and hear people who have experience with copyright/license issue, since it’s our biggest obstacle to implement LOD in our organisation.
|Linked Open Data Projects||
I’m currently involved in the full redesigning of the “Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec” (www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca) in which data from LAM organizations in the province of Quebec will be harvested and included. In this future web site, we want to give a clear Linked Open Data orientation. In doing so, we first have (the partners involved) to convince the authorities to open the access to – almost – all cultural heritage content we have in our different sites and, second, make the promotion of LOD in our network to make sure our national cultural data will be accessible and used by third party interested in developing new web applications.
As a temporary solution, we have publish, in the last few months, two datasets in the open data web site of our government (see: http://www.donnees.gouv.qc.ca/?node=/donnees-details&id=2a65c7be-7e60-476a-ab9a-ab1948c6ee85 and http://www.donnees.gouv.qc.ca/?node=/donnees-details&id=259ead3f-99c1-41d1-b5eb-7814043c2dd9). While we develop our new site to have real LOD, more datasets will be added. We also want to include more descriptive text in these datasets so it can be more interesting for web or mobile application development.
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec