On Monday I completed my scoping report for the redevelopment of SCOTS. I’ve broken down the work into four stages, the first of which will be to spruce the site design and navigation up a bit, which leaving all the underlying mechanics intact. I hope to be able to complete this stage of the redevelopment before the end of November. Stages two and three will involve reworking the advanced search and the audio / visual material, adding pagination and simplifying the search options for the former and migrating files from Quicktime to HTML5 audio / video for the latter. This will take place next year. The fourth stage will probably require additional funding and the involvement of other people to undertake tasks such as part of speech tagging.
On Tuesday I prepared for and attended a couple of meetings. The first was for the Mapping Metaphor project. The team have now got a really good grasp on the sorts of visualisations they want to use and also have a decent idea of website functionality as well. We had a really productive meeting and it was agreed that I would develop the website and the visualisations. I spent some time after the meeting reading through all of the materials that the team has produced and next week I’ll start thinking about the development of the site.
My second meeting was with Susan Rennie to discuss a bid she is going to write for the AHRC ‘big data’ call. We discussed a few options and Susan is now going to prepare the bid a little further and then I’ll get involved in writing the Technical Plan.