The project builds on research carried out on four other projects mentioned elsewhere - PASE, LangScape, eSawyer and ASChart - which collectively provide models for digitising prosopographic data, boundary clauses, charter catalogues and the diplomatic discourse of the charters themselves.
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) is developing a new web-based digital resource articulated around the Anglo-Saxon charters as core material, through which the data and the corresponding metadata embodied in each of the component projects will be available together in a thematic cluster. The Anglo-Saxon Cluster (ASC) will serve as a unified point of entry into the individual resources. It will allow users to see contextually appropriate data from each project in juxtaposition, and to access union indexes generated across the data in each resource. It will also serve as a platform for exploring different approaches to cross-searching and integration.
The aggregation of data will be dynamic, taking into account the fact that the component resources will continue to be updated and evolve. The project is expected to have a dual impact: in the development of a technical framework for the integration of disparate resources, and as a possible model for gathering textual and contextual information around medieval charters.
|Project start date: 2008-10||Project end date: 2009-09|
|Accessibility analysis||Strategy and project management|
|Resource sharing||Communication and collaboration|
|Documentation||Strategy and project management|
|Text encoding - descriptive||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Prototyping||Strategy and project management|
|Risk management||Strategy and project management|
|Usability analysis||Strategy and project management|
|Interface design||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)||Metadata standards|
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Text
Software tools used:
Source material used:
A wide variety of materials from various Anglo-Saxon research projects, and in particular the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, the Language of Landscape, Electronic Sawyer and ASChart. Material included relational data and TEI XML encoded files, and the resource aimed to provide a means of integrating the source material on each project.
Digital resource created:
A web-based digital resource articulated around the Anglo-Saxon charters as core material, through which the data and the corresponding metadata embodied in each of the component projects is made available together in a thematic cluster.
Data Formats created:
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), TEI P5 XML
Metadata standards employed:
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|King's College London|
|University of Cambridge|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Project Director- Paul Spence, Technical Research Director - Paul Vetch, Technical project officers Peter Stokes and Geoffroy Noel|
|Other staff:||Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Peter Stokes|
|Record updated||2010-05-14 14:51|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3302|
|Citation of record||Peter Stokes: Anglo-Saxon Cluster.|
created: 2010-05-14, last updated 2010-05-14 14:51