Observatory Lab

Lab Lead:

Pip Willcox

Based at The National Archives, the Observatory Lab leads the pivotal building of knowledge, capacity, infrastructure, interfaces, and pathways that will facilitate the linking and integration of CGDC within our national collection. Central to this is hosting our enriched data and the development of innovative tools and interfaces to allow scalable mixing, visualising, and sharing of CGDC for research and discovery. 

This will support manual and automated metadata production and harvesting, knowledge graph infrastructures, semantic linking and interoperability, multilingual/multidialectal crosswalks, and ontologies – all of which allow discoverability and integration between TNA’s existing world-class digital infrastructure, the nation’s vast CGDC trove of content, and the wider work of the TaNC programme.