Mapping metadata to a common schema

One of the challenges in aggregating metadata is to unify the different schemata of the data sources, to make the data searchable through a single common schema. There are advantages to maintaining the original schema (field names) of each data source so that it can be searched in the same way that would have been possible in its original context (i.e. searching under the same field or fields). However this can...

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

Our blog post title (from As You Like It (Act IV, Scene 1) reflects our desire for your feedback on our Will’s World Registry online hack event. We have had some fantastic comments back already – by email, Google+ and, mainly, via our survey – but we are still hoping for more! Please do pass along the survey link, https://www.survey.ed.ac.uk/willsworldhack/, to friends, colleagues or any mailing...

Online Hack Event

Our Will’s World project is soon coming to an end. While we are busy populating the Shakespeare Registry with great data, we are keen to put this wonderful resource to good use. How can we achieve this in an unusual and fun way? How about an online hack event! The idea first came to us as we began planning a traditional hack event – something in person, overnight, possibly featuring pizza. As we started...

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