Mapping Digital Cultural Heritage in Jordan
في The British Institute in Amman
This lecture will present and formally launch in Jordan the MaDiH (مديح) Project that delivers training in Research Software Engineering (RSE) best practice, alongside white papers, a prototype National Data Catalogue, and a prototype National Heritage Portal. Workshops are identifying datasets, held both in Jordan and overseas, to ‘repatriate’ (through federation) data collected in Jordan but held offshore. The project is contributing to the development of Jordan’s digital cultural heritage, identifying key systems, datasets, standards, and policies, and aligning them to government digital infrastructure capabilities and strategies. By defining a robust architecture for digital cultural heritage, informed by technical and research best practices, the aim is to assist the Department of Antiquities in their planning processes, help product development teams develop their systems, facilitate the aggregation of valuable datasets held in disparate repositories, and ensure data generated from research activity is properly stored and widely accessible.