Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
A whole contingent from Lincoln—Andrew Beeken, Trevor Jones, Elif Varol and I—are at the Cambridge University Clinical School at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, for a mashed library event – Mashcat.
Mashcat is “a mashed library event focussing on cataloguing data. For cataloguers, developers and anyone else with an interest in how library catalogue data can be created, manipulated, used and re-used by computers and software”. It’s being sponsored by DevCSI.
We’re presenting about the CLOCK project to a room full of cataloguers. No pressure. The slides are online at: http://lncn.eu/hknp
Posted on June 22nd, 2012 by Andrew Beeken
While the research and development on CLOCK continues, we’re taking a look at how other people are tackling the apparently sticky issue of linked open data. One of those is LinkedGov down in London who are working to help government offices clean their open data and make it more usable. In a way, that’s what CLOCK is looking to do with the universal translator so it was very interesting to take a look at a presentation from LinkedGov’s Dan Paul Smith. You can read it here. In a nutshell, the LinkedGov approach is to provide a framework where people can upload their open data to, provide a set of rules and cache the data in a clean, usable format. This has dramatically changed my thoughts for the possible applications of the CLOCK translator and how we can index it for quick search and comparison!
Many thanks to Hadley Beeman at LinkedGov for her help!
Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
JISC formally launched phase two of the Information and library infrastructure: Resource discovery programme on 11 January 2012 in Birmingham. CLOCK weren’t able to attend in person, but we sent these slides in our absence. They’re good for a quick overview of the aims of the CLOCK project.