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1 Joining it all up: Information management in a virtual world Kate Fernie HEIRNET

2 Historic Environment Information Resources Network HEIRNET

3 What is an HEIR anyway?

4 Problems for users: HEIRNET Where do you begin? Lots of separate resources Analogue & digital Variable promotion

5 HEIRNET Joining it all up: first steps

6 Joining it all up: next steps

7 callanish

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10 CANMORESCRAN ADS Portable Antiquities

11 Joined up doing = interoperability HEIRNET PAS Canmore ADS SCRAN Content Happy User HEIRPORTHEIRPORT Single access point Network services Aggregate content Standards…

12 Interoperability = Standards Z39.50, Dublin Core, Bath profile, CIMI profile, XML etc. Semantics Agreement between partners How are we doing it? HEIRNET Target specification:

13 How difficult it is? Technology is tried & tested Standards exist Becoming easier to implement The content is there HEIRNET But…

14 Whose portal is it anyway? Interoperability = people Decision makers Techies Curators Users HEIRNET

15 Decision makers Strategy Bid for resources Staff training & development Image Agree to collaborate HEIRNET

16 The techies

17 The curators Quality assure resources Develop vocabularies Mediate content Support users HEIRNET

18 Logs suggest good take up The user paradox Learning & teaching What is the market? Users HEIRNET

19 Developments HEIRNET

20 Strategic development Agreements between sectors Language Finding resources Issues HEIRNET

21 Any questions? HEIRNET Kate Fernie


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