JISC Workshop Report: E-Research Resources, Tools and Methods for Historic Place Name Analysis

Paul S Ell, lorna hughes, Humphrey Southall

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    Abstract

    A substantial amount of the 'critical mass' of digital data available to scholarship contains place-names, and it is now recognised that spatial and temporal data points, including place-names, are a vital part of the e-research infrastructure that supports the use, re-use and advanced analysis of data using ICT tools and methods. Place-names can also be linked semantically to contribute to the web of data, and to enrich content through linking existing data, and identifying new collections for digitization to strategically enhance existing digital collections. However, existing e-projects rely on modern gazetteers limiting them to the modern and the near-contemporary. This workshop explored how to further integrate the wealth of historical place-name scholarship, and the resulting digital resources generated within UK academia, so enabling integration of local knowledge over much longer periods.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
    Commissioning bodyJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • place-names
    • JISC
    • e-infrastructure
    • Digital Humanities

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    Ell, P. S., hughes, L., & Southall, H. (2010). JISC Workshop Report: E-Research Resources, Tools and Methods for Historic Place Name Analysis. Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).