Timeline

  • Project: November 2019 - c.June 2020

    • Discovery Phase: November 2019 - January 2020

      • Deliverable: Catalogue Model Proposal

      • Show & Tell 1

    • Implementation Phase: February 2020 ->

      • Deliverable: Catalogue Data Model

      • Show & Tell 2

      • Deliverable: Implementation with TNA Data (Underway)

      • Deliverable: User Interface (Requirements elicitation underway)

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Last time on Project Omega...

We discovered...

  • TNA has many Catalogue like Systems

    • PROCat (ILDB) / DRI Catalogue / SAR / HMC / MYC

    • UKGWA / Discovery / DocsOnline / Record Copying / SFA(s)

    • Image Library / Digitiser / SIS / Multi-spectral Images

  • These systems are not well-connected!

    • Different data-models

    • Different identifiers

    • Different technologies and owners

    • Lack of defined/documented interfaces

  • Silos

    • No federated search

    • No single authoritative system

Discovery Phase - Integration

We proposed...

  • A "Pan-Archival" Catalogue

    • Independent of Record Medium

    • Flexible Arrangement(s) of Records

    • Abstract Record - Concrete Manifestation(s)

    • Provenance as a 1st class concern

  • Forward Looking System Design

    • Graph based system

    • Extensible with new knowledge

    • Open World Assumption

  • Standards Based

    • RDF and SPARQL

    • Scala and TypeScript

We proposed...

  • Building a (New) Data Model

    • Not Adopting ICA's RiC-O

      • Focused inward

      • Missing features - e.g. Versioning/Provenance

      • Not yet finished!

  • Taking a "Records in Context" approach

    • The philosophy of RiC-CM

  • Building upon the Matterhorn RDF Model

    • Reuse of existing standard Vocabularies

  • Engaging with ICA

    • Join EGAD to help develop RiC...

This time on Project Omega...

Intro - Omega Catalogue Data Model

By Adam Retter

Intro - Omega Catalogue Data Model

Talk given for Project Omega at The National Archives - 28 May 2020 - remote

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