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Principal Investigator: Professor Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter is Director of the eResearch Lab at the University of Queensland where she leads a team of Post-docs, PhD students and software engineers developing innovative software services for managing digital collections for the cultural, education and scientific domains. Her expertise is in semantic markup and interoperable annotations to facilitate the virtual integration of distributed online collections via the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. She is currently a CI on: the Mellon-funded Open Annotations Collaboration project; the ARC-funded 20th century Painting Conservation Knowledgebase project; the Aus-e-Lit project; and the 'Semantic Annotations for 3D Museum Artefacts' project. She is also the manager of 6 ANDS (Australian National Data Services) based at the University of Qld. She has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications, many on the application of semantic web technologies to collections and datasets in libraries, archives and museums. She was the chair of JCDL/ICADL 2010 and is also deputy chair of the Australian Academy of Sciences Committee for Data in Science and represented Australia at the recent CODATA conference.Collaborators in cultural heritage domain include:

  • The Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian
  • Library of Congress
  • National Library of Australia National Museum
  • Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Museum and State Library

Research assistance: Mr Chih-Hao Yu (David Yu)

David Yu, a dedicated research associate with post-graduate experience in software engineering in 2D/3D image processing, semantic web and multimedia digital libraries that was employed to work on this project. David had completed his Multimedia Design Honours from University of Queensland in 2008. Currently, working on this project for his Phd degree, under Prof Hunter's supervision.

The major role of research assistant involves working closely with museum staff to generate the 3D models and implement and evaluate the semantic annotation services.