How many beans make 5? or One man’s fish is another man’s poisson

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As a little fella, I was often asked by my dad the somewhat perplexing question: “How many beans make 5?”. The even more perplexing answer, “a bean, a bean and a half, half a bean and 2 beans”,  is imprinted on my brain like the lyrics to every Rush song up to, but not including, […]

Work in the pipeline

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Publishing the vocabularies is the first phase in the immediate SENESCHAL project and broader work. More to follow later but briefly flagging up immediate plans. Linking out As good citizens of the LOD world, we want to make SKOS mapping connections both at the vocabulary level and more broadly connecting or collaborating with related projects. […]

Cultosaurus Humongous or Everything you ever wanted to know about heritage but were afraid to ask

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Big ideas As mentioned in my earlier post – The thesaurus that time forgot – the idea of a combined Thesaurus of Monument Types for the whole of the UK has been around for more than a decade. Unfortunately, as with anything that’s left, unwatched, on a back burner for any length of time, it’s […]

The thesaurus that time forgot

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In the Beginning was the word In 2001 at the  mda conference, Rebecca Jones and myself gave a paper, mischievously titled Towards a Flexible UK-Wide Integrated thesaurus, concerning the aspiration for a UK-wide thesaurus of Monument Types. At that time the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) had just completed […]

Spreading the word 3

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I attended a meeting of the END Technical Working Group at the National Museum Collection Centre in Nantgarw on Thursday 27th June 2013 to talk about what we’re doing in SENESCHAL. The END group consists of members from a number of key Welsh cultural heritage organisations:  Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales […]

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