Dominic Oldman

Dominic Oldmanis a Law graduate who changed career to work in computing, later specialising in cultural heritage systems. He has a master's degree in Digital Humanities from King’s College, London, and is currently a graduate history student at the University of Oxford.

He is the Head of ResearchSpace at the British Museum and a Senior Curator in the Collections Directorate (formerly Deputy Head of Information Systems) and specialises in digital historiography, knowledge representation and Semantic Web/Linked Open Data methods. He is deputy chair of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) Special Interest Group and contributes to the on-going development of the CRM International (ISO) standard. He managed the implementation of the British Museum’s Collection Online service and established the Museum’s public Semantic Web service, which provides collection information mapped to the CIDOC CRM ontology. He is the primary author of, Zen and the Art of Linked Data: New Strategies for a Semantic Web of Humanist Knowledge in the New Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities.

, is a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project aims to enrich and harmonise cultural heritage datasets and construct collaborative research tools designed to uncover the relationships and connections between different collections while retaining institutional perspectives.


Current Blogs:

Contextual Cultural Heritage at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, India

Defending Knowledge

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