Open Metadata Pathfinder

Open Metadata Pathfinder: optimising and enhancing access to AIM25’ – project based on AIM25 (descriptions of Archives in the M25 area) – 16000 Collection Level descriptions – 2 million hits per month – enquiries from around the world.

AIM25 covers a very wide range of material, of interest to a very wide audience.

Use UKAT (UK Archival Thesaurus) for searching – many users come in via Thesaurus terms rather than keyword search.

Going to take a subset of data – from five institutions that are new members of AIM25 – so starting from clean slate – will be using Linked Data approach – and can therefore test against the existing approach – and compare the approach they have taken to date with Linked Data approach.

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