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Flowchart diagram showing the DoReMus model for improvised performance, including the distinct Performed Expression class

By Sam Peacock, LINCS undergraduate research assistant When I began working with ontologies at the LINCS project this summer, my colleagues and I quickly found ourselves asking exasperating questions like “How do you explain the visual concepts present in an artwork to a database?” Even more broad (and maybe ultimately unanswerable) questions like “what is a […]

Colourful painting with leave and floral elements

By Sarah Mousseau, LINCS undergraduate research assistant In the summer of 2020, I was hired as a research assistant with the University of Guelph’s Bachinski/Chu Print Study Collection. Initially, my job entailed the care and maintenance of the objects in the collection with a few other tasks as assigned. Of course, the arrival of the COVID-19 […]

Breaking Down the Barriers to Data Conversion

  • LINCS Project
  • September 17, 2021
Mapping Memory Manager logo

By Devon Hayley Farrell, LINCS metadata co-op If there’s one thing I have learned during my library, archival, and information graduate studies, it is that information institutions are adverse to change. The archival profession progresses at a glacial pace. This is juxtaposed with the leaps and bounds made in information technology over the past twenty-five […]

The Shifting Landscape of Geospatial Ontologies

  • LINCS Project
  • August 31, 2021
A white hand places a red pin on a white map with black lines. A collection of more red pins lay off to the right side.

By Thomas Smith, LINCS undergraduate research assistant Over the many years I have worked on the LINCS project, I encountered many new terms. Sitting at my desk in THINC Lab, I used to hear people discussing something called ontologies. I would listen in to meetings about the creation of the CWRC ontology, and eventually I was asked […]