Monday the 16th of February the INVENiT team held an expert meeting in the Intertain lab of VU University Amsterdam. We are very happy several experts in the field of religious history, art history, linguistics, and library and information science attended the meeting.
First off, the team presented project INVENiT. Inger Leemans introduced the results of INVENiT¹ and the goals of INVENiT². Leon Wessels showed some of the shortcomings of the well-known search interface of the Rijksmuseum collection. Cristina-Iulia Bucur explained RDF-based queries and gave a short workshop on how to formulate queries using the SPARQL ontology. Chris Dijkshoorn introduced two search interfaces in development: the Cluster search interface of INVENiT and the Research space interface of the British Museum. Sebastien Valkenberg discussed possibilities to use the results of INVENiT to digitally disclose the VU University Library collection of illustrated bibles.
After the presentations, the experts tried out various interfaces. Both the INVENiT team and the invited experts discussed possibilities, shortcomings, and future improvements of the different interfaces. We are very glad with all the great advice we received to improve the interfaces. In the following weeks the INVENiT team will discuss and try to implement the experts’ advice.
You can visit the INVENiT interfaces by using the following links. Please note that the interfaces are still a work in progress.