New projects funded at CeRch
Posted 7 November 2011
The Centre for e-Research has received funding totalling more than £800k from the JISC Content Programme for 2011-13 for two new projects.
Digital Exposure of English Place-names
Stuart Dunn, King’s College London (£673,269.46)
This project will digitise the entire 86 volume corpus of the Survey of English Place-Names, the ultimate authority on historic place-names in England, and make its 4 million forms available via the JISC-funded Unlock service, along with vigilantly curated crowd-sourced contributions from the expert community.
Linking Parliamentary Records through Metadata
Richard Gartner, Kings College London (£138,087.85)
This project will allow for the first time the federated searching and browsing of UK and Ireland Parliamentary papers by defining and implementing a unified metadata strategy for historical and contemporary parliamentary digitisation projects. The project will define a generic XML schema for parliamentary metadata, define controlled vocabularies for key components of this metadata, and produce a platform for a union catalogue of these materials based on the records created.