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Report on Parliamentary Metadata

The varied history of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom means it has a rich array of parliamentary sources, relating to not just the UK, but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Various publishers, researchers and academic units have created resources such as the ProQuest Parliamentary Papers and the Stormont Papers of Northern Ireland

Richard Gartner, of King’s College London, recently organised a workshop looking at issues in defining parliamentary metadata, comparing practice, with a view to creating common standards to allow for interchange of between different parliamentary resources.

The workshop report looks at the potential creation of a Parliamentary Metadata Language, based on XML, and the related work on controlled vocabularies that would need to be done.

Download the report on Metadata for Online Parliamentary Records (pdf format)

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