Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour. Our work with the collections team in Leeds has culminated in the release of an impressive 140,000 objects online, enriched by 20,000 very high resolution images and detailed descriptions of the items and their origins. The collections pull together a catalogue of items which are physically dispersed around the world, at one of the museum's three sites or on loan to other cultural venues.

July 15th saw the first offical release of Jisc's Monitor Local system to UK higher education institutions taking part in the pilot. The final release is planned for September this year. In the meantime institutions can get to grips with the application, ready to hit the ground running. Pilot users will also benefit from opportunities to influence development of features in future project phases.

K-Int is participating in an initiative to develop a radically new suite of software aimed at academic libraries worldwide.  Rather than a monolithic product, like the current crop of library managment systems, the platform is being modelled as a flexible, modular suite of microservices, each developed to fulfill a particular function and to integrate both with other components within the new suite and with existing library product through a set of open APIs.

Knowledge Integration are working as subcontractors to the Michael Culture Association to provide aggregation, data transformation, preview and validation services for users of the Europeana Connection Kit, developed during the Europeana Inside project and integrated into many museum collections managment systems.

Our very own Rob Tice was invited by the Elasticsearch London user group to talk about our work on the Historical Texts platform. He willingly obliged with a presentation about how we used Elasticsearch to represent large volumes of complexly structured metadata.