Project update - March 2021

January workshop

We completed another modelling workshop at a time zone convenient for the US East Coast and we have had, like before, many participants. We gave priority to those who had not engaged with LCD in the past and who were practicing conservators. To cover demand we are planning to organise satellite workshops for participants who were not able to attend the workshop. The presentations have been recorded, and you can find the links below. We are grateful to George Bruseker and Rob Sanderson who alongside the core LCD team helped with facilitating the sessions.

Workshop presentations:
https://www.ligatus.org.uk/lcd/meeting/modelling-2

Project extension

To make up for some time lost due to the pandemic we have applied for a no-cost extension for phase 2 of the project. We have received positive news from the AHRC which has approved the extension. The new project end date is the end of May this year, so we will be able to continue the project until then with the remaining funding.

Project outputs

We are continuing work on the project outputs and most of them are nearly complete, but we still have time to make changes. Please take some time to review them and provide some feedback. All of them are on the project website: https://www.ligatus.org.uk/lcd/reports . The terminology guidelines are hosted on the wiki of the GitHub vocabulary repository: https://github.com/linked-conservation-data/conservation-vocabularies/wiki and the LCD Pilot on board re-attachment is hosted on ResearchSpace: https://lcd.researchspace.org/resource/rsp:Start . The links for both of these can be found on the footer of each project web-page.

Alberto Campagnolo

At the end of January, Alberto’s contract ended and so he is no longer able to offer his expertise to the project at the same degree. Alberto’s work was fundamental in the development of the LCD board re-attachment pilot and it is fair to say that without his contribution we would not have been able to deliver it. Alberto will remain involved with LCD and hopefully there will be again an opportunity for his more extensive involvement in the future.

Future steps

Beyond May, we are currently researching other funding sources or appropriate programmes and would greatly appreciate any feedback or suggestions in this area. We are engaging in strategic planning to determine how we will continue this work in the future. We are interested if you have ideas for resources to develop, topics to undertake, or new pilots to run. Our future work is dependent on new funding sources and we would like to target areas that will be most useful to our consortium and the conservation community.