Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Eun Park on her two-year McGill Internal SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities) Development Grant for her project "Linked Historical Collections as Networked Knowledge."
Historical data has become more collaborative and interdisciplinary, advancing knowledge in multidisciplinary fields such as Information Science, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Library Science, Computer Science and Geography. Professor Park's study focuses on developing a semantically linked ontology model in an OWL and RDF repository for large historical collections. The project's new approach will explicitly reconceptualise and restructure historical collections in a more dynamic, interactive and iterative manner to consider historical resources as networked knowledge.
The research will benefit academic and non-academic communities across a variety of fields by increasing collaboration and dissemination in an open-access linked data web.