Pelagios Commons Launched


Pelagios project logo

Pelagios project logo

Pelagios Commons, an international collaboration dedicated to identifying and recording geographical references in historical documents was launched on 23 February 2016 at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Pelagios Commons is a community of practice dedicated to facilitating and undertaking the semantic annotation of historical place references in digital resources. It is led by Lancaster University, The Open University, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Catalans Studies and involves over a hundred partners. The work is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the Pelagios 6 project.

Pelagios Commons offers an online forum, tools and support for its community of practice. It is a space to:

  • discuss issues of Linked Open Data and share good practice;
  • produce and host online documentation in the form of manuals, best practice examples, tutorials and installation guides;
  • arrange workshops and other collaborative events;
  • set priorities and offer feedback on community-produced resources;
  • produce tools and resources;
  • conduct outreach to potential users who might benefit from semantic annotation;
  • establish interactions with related projects and communities in the fields of Linked Open Data and heritage;
  • determine the future direction of the Pelagios initiative

To learn more about Pelagios, visit the Pelagios Commons website.