Category Archives: open data

Archives Portal Europe Country Managers’ Meeting, 30 Nov 2016

This is a report of a meeting of the Archives Portal Europe Country Managers’ in Slovakia, 30 November 2016, with some comments and views from the UK and Archives Hub perspective. Context The APE Foundation (APEF), which was created following … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: New Routes through Content

At the moment, the Archives Hub takes a largely traditional approach to the navigation and display of archive collections. The approach is predicated on hundreds of years of archival theory, expanded upon in numerous books, articles, conferences and standards. It … Continue reading

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In With the New: open, flexible, user-centered

The 2013 Eduserv Symposium, was held in the impressive (and very much ‘keep in with the old’) surroundings of One Great George Street in Westminster, the home of the Institute of Civil Engineers. ‘In with the New’ covered new skills … Continue reading

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Open Up!

Speaking at the recent World Wide Web (WWW2012) conference in Lyon, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, emphasised the benefits of an open Web:  “With a truly open, universal platform, we can deliver choice and competition; innovation and … Continue reading

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HuBBub: January 2012

Some good developments We’ve started off 2012 with two new developers for Mimas, both of whom will be doing some work for the Hub. Neeta Patel will be working on the UKAD website and some of the Hub interface developments … Continue reading

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HubbuB: November 2011

I don’t think we made much of a fuss about reaching 200 contributors, but we’re really pleased to say that we’re now into the 200’s and new contributors are coming on board regularly, which makes the Hub even more useful … Continue reading

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HubbuB: October 2011

Europeana and APENet I have just come back from the Europeana Tech conference, a 2 day event on various aspects of Europeana’s work and on related topics to do with data. The big theme was ‘open, open, open’, as well, … Continue reading

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Locah Linking Lives: an introduction

We are very pleased to announce that the Archives Hub will be working on a new Linked Data project over the next 11 months, following on from our first phase of Locah, and called Linking Lives. We’d like to introduce … Continue reading

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A Web of Possibilities

“Will you browse around my website”, said the spider to the fly, ‘Tis the most attractive website that you ever did spy” All of us want to provide attractive websites for our users. Of course, we’d like to think its … Continue reading

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Whose Data Is It?: a Linked Data perspective

A comment on the blog post announcing the release of the Hub Linked Data maybe sums up what many archivists will think: “the main thing that struck me is that the data is very much for someone else (like a … Continue reading

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