Project updates

Project update - February 2020

Linked Conservation Data project moves to phase 2

We are pleased to announce that the Linked Conservation Data Consortium has secured further funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue with efforts to improve and harmonise documentation in conservation. The consortium is a unique environment where conservation practice, documentation, terminology and ontology are discussed in relation to their impact on the profession both in strategic and in practical terms.

LCD is hiring

The Linked Conservation Data (LCD) consortium is progressing to the second phase of the project in 2020 funded by a year-long grant from the AHRC. During this phase we will establish a framework for sharing conservation vocabularies and we will develop a pilot to showcase the potential of Linked Data in conservation. This phase will allow the consortium to develop a long-term plan and funding application for integrating conservation records through the use of Linked Data.

Satellite workshops

Following demand for attendance of the main modelling workshop in London we are organising extra workshops in the UK for this phase of the project. For participants from north England, Scotland and north Wales we are organising a workshop at the John Ryland library at the University of Manchester. This is an open event for which you can register. For details see:

Manchester modelling workshop (January 2020)

We are also organising two additional workshops for internal participants only in the following organisations:

Project update July 2019

It’s been a busy spring and early summer. Here’s a report on our collective activities for our Linked Conservation Data Consortium.

Webinar 1 - May 3, 2019

We held our first webinar as an introduction to Linked Data this Spring. Guest speakers included Karen Waldemar and Jay Hoffman of Gallery Systems, Dennis Wuthrich (Farallon Geographics) and Robert Sanderson (Getty Digital), and Dominic Oldman of the British Museum. Each spoke about their projects using linked data or their explorations of linked data as a resource for conservation documentation.

Project update - April 2019

Hello Linked Conservation Data Consortium members,

As we reach the two month mark for our nascent Conservation Linked Data Consortium we wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to as we work on a range of activities to get the project underway.

We thought we’d send out this email and continue in the months to come. Let us know if there’s a different way you’d like to stay in touch. We are open to many options, including regular network teleconference.