The HuNI Project is using linked Open Data technology to integrate 28 of Australia’s most important cultural datasets into a ‘virtual laboratory’. These datasets comprise more than 2 million authoritative records relating to the people, objects and events that make up the country’s rich heritage.
The HuNI Virtual Lab will facilitate specialist research and help to break down barriers between disciplines and uncover new insights into Australia’s cultural landscape.
HuNI is one of the first large-scale eResearch infrastructure projects for the humanities in Australia, and the first national, cross-disciplinary virtual laboratory worldwide. HuNI is a NeCTAR-funded project, which commenced operation on 1 July 2012.
Information about the technical infrastructure choices and ontology developments can be found in the Project Wiki: http://apidictor.huni.net.au/trac/wiki