Will’s World Online Hack event

Shakespeare imageWill’s World is a registry that lets you discover the world of Shakespeare

From  5-12 December 2012, Shakespeare enthusiasts and coding enthusiasts will work together to create a Shakespeare Registry of metadata of digital resources relating to Shakespeare – covering anything from his work and life, to modern performance, interpretation or geographical and historical contextual information.  Known as Will’s World, the JISC-funded project aims to demonstrate the value and principles of aggregation as a tactic. Assembling online data sources relating to one topic will add value and improve the discoverability of these resources; making it easier for developers and service providers to build services and ultimately the result should be easier access for all to the data itself and enriched content based on it via the Shakespeare Registry.

This event will be entirely online therefore there are no limits on the number of participants; participants work when it suits them and schedule their participation around their other commitments.  Social media technologies will be used to support communication and “this appealing new concept, together with the well loved focus on Shakespeare and great material, promises to make for an exciting event”.

Are you interested in Shakespeare? Are you tempted to take part in a hackathon or know someone else who might be? Do you have a great idea for a new app? Do you want to mash your own data with ours? Then get involved in the Will’s World Online Hack event.

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