On Tuesday, the 11th of April 2017, Cristina-Iulia Bucur, one of the previous academy assistants for INVENiT² gave a presentation about the project during the “Digital Humanities” course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The presentation was titled “INVENiT II – New ways of opening up cultural religious heritage” and briefly described the experience of the project team throughout the period in which the project ran.
The presentation focused on why it is important to link data to research as a way to better support scholars and researchers in the humanities field, with emphasis on the cultural religious heritage at the UBVU, the University Library of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The workflow needed for this and the steps that were taken during the project were briefly described. First, two 18th century illustrated bibles from the “Special Collections” of UBVU were digitized, then Linked Data was used as a framework to publish this (meta)data and also link individual prints to bibles. Next, various crowd- and nichesourcing events were organized to further annotate and enrich the data about these prints. Finally, the new information was incorporated into the UBVU system. This way, the biblical prints have been enriched with new information and can better support the research of scholars.
The presentation slides can be found below.