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Monday, July 04, 2011

Parliamentary Metadata Meeting: a brief report (UK)

A one-day meeting on parliamentary metadata was held with financial support from JISC on June 8th 2011. This meeting was called as it is widely acknowledged in the community of practitioners in the area of parliamentary papers that an approach to linking the substantial number of projects in existence would be highly valuable. This has been discussed in the past, particularly in a series of meetings convened by Paul Seaward in the mid-2000s, but this has remained something of an aspiration until the present day. This meeting aimed to revive discussion on this, and to examine a possible approach to parliamentary metadata which would make this goal feasible

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