[More live blogging from Gemma from the MCN 2010 conference, ‘I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In’ in Austin, Texas, to help MCGers keep up with the news and exciting research being shared at the conference.]

Case study session 1 28/10 – Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)

Vads.ac.uk – Leigh Garrett university of creative arts Look Here! project

They are measuring impact of digitisation projects.
JISC and AHRC funded projects had condition that material gets deposited with VADS. Provides a hosting service.  Diversifying from just images into hosting research data.
Their system takes metadata from collections which use different standards eg spectrum, then the VADS system maps data so they can import variety of people’s data.  VADS data served up to Europeana.