Cultures and Community takes on THETA 2017!

Cultures and Community takes on THETA 2017!
May 30, 2017 Lauren Attana
The Culture and Community project team submitted their paper on Enabling better data discovery of records across archives institutions and libraries  which won second place at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) in Auckland. Well done to our authors: Professor Mark Finnane, Sarah Nisbet, Michael McGuinness, Ingrid Mason, Nicolas Rossow and Malcolm Wolski!
The project team was out in full force at THETA, with project members Professor Mark Finnane and Michael McGuinness presenting a session on how the Prosecution Project and the Cultures and Community project enables better data discovery of records across archives institutions and libraries.
They demonstrated how the Prosecution Project paved the way for the Open API concept which will replace the current manual methods with automatic workflows that result in permanent links between objects held at the two repository/databases.

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    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
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    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
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    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
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    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
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    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University
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    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide

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