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Friday, March 07, 2008

Epigraphic Interoperability presentation

This is an online version of the slides used in a Powerpoint lecture given by G Bodard and C. Tupman at the "Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica . First International Workshop. British School at Rome, 28-29 February 2008."

A gloss on the term "interoperability" by Dr Bodard (per e-mail):
"The idea is to use technologies such as EpiDoc XML to make the data and metadata in various schemas, databases, and other collections interchangeable and interoperable. This doesn't necessarily mean getting rid of the discrete databases, but encouraging the maximum collaboration and communication between them so that their data can additionally be accessed and aggregated independently of the original institution and software etc."

source: Current Epigraphy