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Wednesday, September 18 • 13:30 - 13:55
#4A1 - Community and Collaboration - Research Software Engineering in Jordan - The MaDiH (مديح) Project

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MaDiH (مديح) involves King’s Digital Lab (KDL) / King's College London eResearch, the Hashemite University, the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, the Jordanian Open Source Association, and the EAMENA project. The project 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 RSE best practice, 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.

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James Smithies

Director, King's Digital Lab, King's College London
I'm director of King's Digital Lab, a software engineering team specialising in arts & humanities and social science research. I am also Deputy Director of eResearch for King's College London.


Andrea Zerbini

Council For British Research in the Levant

Carol Palmer

Council For British Research in the Levant

Fadi Bala'awi

Hashemite University

Pascal Flohr

University of Oxford

Sahar Idwan

Hashemite University

Shaher Rababeh

Hashemite University

Wednesday September 18, 2019 13:30 - 13:55 BST
2. Aston Webb C Block Lecture Theatre Aston Webb Building