We held another very productive Steering Committee meeting last month with Malcolm Raggett joining us from SOAS. Malcolm gave really useful input drawn from SOAS experiences in offering content collections online and issues such as problems with the scalability of cross-searching and the limitations of and options for 2D information visualisation.
We have also been having discussions with Queens Belfast regarding their excellent, online Sir Robert Hart collection.
Work on cross-searching our photographs of China collection with theirs will start shortly. We will also hold a cross-search themed workshop for technical developers in the next few months and will be seeking interest from across the JISC e-content programme and beyond.
Finally, user engagement is ready to start in earnest as we are about to launch a new “landing page” for researchers to register interest in our project. Further user engagement opportunities are planned around a workshop we will run in the Autumn and the BACS (British Association for Chinese Studies) conference to be held here in Bristol in early September.