Projects & Expertise
As a UK national data centre, EDINA engages in both projects and services, the former geared to development activities which inform and develop the operation of EDINA national services, either producing new services or improvement in existing services. These are generally externally-funded and often in partnership with other institutions.
EDINA employs expert staff, including some who have national and international recognition, to provide a wide range of services that help our clients and customers to reduce their costs and increase their productivity. We also work with many important national and international groups, including governmental, educational, standards development, research data, commercial, and web services organisations.
We are always interested in discussing new partnerships and R&D, and in providing commissioned services. If you are interested in partnering with us, or commissioning us to develop and deliver your service, please contact us.
Creating an online tool to combine data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories with contemporaneous historical maps.
Creating a testbed environment to enable citizens living with UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserves to collect environmental data using mobile devices
- Linked Data Focus
Producing Linked Open Data output from several different EDINA projects and services.
Repurposing the Charles Booth Maps, Descriptive of London Poverty and selected police notebooks for delivery to mobile devices.
- Trading Consequences
Exploring data about the economic and environmental consequences of commodity trading during the nineteenth century.
Developing an open web service and tools to allow social scientists to create, share and reuse custom, bespoke cartograms.
- DiscoverEDINA: GeoT
Developing a web service to extract location metadata from and embed new metadata in multimedia content.
- Digitisation and Exposure of English Place-names (DEEP)
Digitising the entire 86 volume corpus of the Survey of English Place-Names (SEPN).
- Knowledge Base+
Improving the quality, accuracy, coverage and availability of data for the management of electronic resources for UK HE.
- EZID UK
Investigating and developing the infrastructure to support a service to create and manage unique, long-term identifiers for digital content.
Building capacity, experience and facility within EDINA to exploit Cloud based technology stacks.
- Online Visual Dashboard
Producing a customer-focused service assessment capacity within EDINA.
Scoping and building a prototype system and infrastructure for a registry of information about research equipment and facilities.
- Repository Junction Broker
Scoping, building and testing a deposit broker tool to assist open access deposit into, and interoperability between, existing repository services.
Websites and summaries of projects which have been completed are archived in their final state.