Project updates

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.

Submitted by Brigitte Hart on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 15:22

Project update - October 2020

Join IIC Congress to discuss the LCD policy template

Next week, LCD will be contributing to the IIC Congress with a dedicated session and workshop on Conservation Data Policy. With contributions from the IIC, Icon and AIC we have drafted a policy template and primer for managing conservation data at departmental or institutional level.

Submitted by Brigitte Hart on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 17:50

Project Update - August 2020

The Linked Conservation Data phase 2 consortium is continuing its work developing tools and resources for Conservators, Conservation Scientists and others interested in sharing Conservation Documentation using Linked Data. Consortium members have joined working groups on specific topics: modelling, terminology, pilot, education, and policy.

Submitted by Brigitte Hart on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:01

Project update - April 2020

Education workshop

Our first event for phase 2 is the education workshop in collaboration with the Guildhall Museum in Rochester. Due to COVID-19 the workshop will take place online and will be held on Monday May 4th, running for approximately two hours from 16:00-18:00BST. (Starting 17:00 CEST/ 11:00EDT/ 08:00PDT)

The purpose of the workshop is to identify outreach targets and tasks to undertake during phase 3 of the project.

Submitted by Athanasios Velios on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 00:00

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.

Submitted by Athanasios Velios on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 13:32

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.

Submitted by Athanasios Velios on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:04

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:

Submitted by Athanasios Velios on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:00

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.

Submitted by Athanasios Velios on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:31

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.