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Will’s World Hack (#willhack) Starts Soon!

Tomorrow will see the start of Will’s World Online Hack. The opening session will take place on Google+ hangout at 1pm GMT. Most participants are in the UK but we also have someone from Spain and folks from the USA. We’re hoping you can join us but it may be a bit early for California! Join Us for the Live Launch! If you have already registered then join us live on Google+ hangout or YouTube if you...

Register for the Will’s World Online Hack

The last week has been very exciting for the Will’s World team as we have been busy preparing for the Online Hack event taking place next week.  By the way, there are still a few days left to register if you fancy joining us! Taking the stage I made my YouTube stage debut in this video introducing the Will’s World project and the motivation behind the online format of the hackathon. My colleague Neil...

Join Will’s World Online Hack 5-12 Dec 2012

Are you interested in Shakespeare? Are you tempted to take part in a hackathon or know someone else who might be? Do you have a great idea for a new app? Do you want to mash your own data with ours? Then get involved in the Will’s World Online Hack! We are pleased to announce that registration for this event is now opened at http://willsworld.edina.ac.uk/wiki. This hackathon aims first to promote innovative...

Will’s World online hack survey results: Your Views!

Over the last three weeks we have been drumming up interest for our idea of an online hack event. This twist on the traditional “in person” format has exciting potential to be more flexible and make great use of social media. It seemed like a very attractive idea to us but, we wondered, what did you think? We drew up a short survey (15 questions) to capture your views, feedback and any experiences that...

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...

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