Pete Johnston & Bridget Robinson:
Thinking collectively : approaches to collection-level description
Pete Johnston joined UKOLN in January 2001 as Interoperability Research Officer to support the work of the Interoperability Focus.
From 1997 to 2000, he was a member of a digital records management project
based at Glasgow University Archive Services. During this period, he also
developed tools and provided guidance to support the EAD-based collection-level
description work which was carried out by the archivists at Glasgow as data providers to the HE Archives Hub.
Pete has experience in the area of mark-up technologies, and since joining
UKOLN, he has sought to develop his understanding of metadata-related
technologies, particularly the application of RDF.
He has worked on the registration of metadata schemas for educational
resources and contributed to the evaluation of a Microsoft Access implementation of the RSLP CD schema.
Pete's role has now been extended to incorporate the work of the Collection
Bridget Robinson, Research Officer, joined UKOLN in January 2000 to work on the Agora project. Agora was one of the five elib hybrid Library projects which began in January 1998. It formed part of Phase 3 of the elib programme investigating issues of digital library implementation and integration.
Collection Level Descriptions were used within the
Agora interface as a way of matching users to resources. Agora used the collection schema drafted by the national working group and edited by UKOLN.
Bridget has worked in both Public and HE libraries and with a range of Commercial Information Providers.
Bridget is now working as part of the Collection Description Focus.