SENESCHAL project case study features in the Scottish Government Open Data resource pack

The Scottish Government have just published an Open Data Resource Pack, developed to support Scotland’s Open Data Strategy which was published in February 2015. The Strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s ambition for making data open and available for others to use and reuse. The release of data in this way will provide a societal asset which offers significant benefits to many.

The Open Data Resource Pack has been developed with support and input from organisations throughout the Scottish public sector. It provides handy tips and guidance to help public authorities throughout Scotland develop their own plans for open data. Open data is non-personal and non-commercial data which is made available online in machine readable formats and can be used, and reused for any purpose as it is available under open license. This guidance covers all the steps organisations should consider when they are thinking about releasing their data openly

The resource Pack features a case study on SENESCHAL as a successful project in publishing Linked Open Data.


Peter McKeague

Gaelic thesaurus: Historic Scotland Press release

To launch their Gaelic thesaurus, Historic Scotland have issued a press release.  The article includes references to as the home of Linked Data vocabularies for cultural heritage data and the SENESCHAL project, led by the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of South Wales.

So far the story has been picked up by The Herald and The Oban Times.

Linked Open Data: a practical introduction for libraries, museums and archives – CIGS Event

The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland are hosting a seminar on Linked Open Data at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh  on Monday 18th November.  Peter McKeague will be giving a presentation on SENESCHAL from the perspective of a vocabulary owner.

For further details and registration (before 11th November), please visit the CIGs web page: and scroll down to Monday 18th November