In January 2017 the Knowledge Complexity project (K-PLEX) will start with funding from Horizon2020 of the European Commission. The project will run for 15 months and is the work of four partners, two of which are also cooperating in PARTHENOS: DANS in the Netherlands, and Trinity College Dublin. The two other partners are language technology company Tilde from Latvia and the Freie Universität Berlin.
The involvement of two PARTHENOS’ partners in K-PLEX is not surprising since the outcomes of this project will also interest the PARTHENOS’ community. The K-PLEX project defines and describes key aspects of data that are at risk of being left out of our knowledge creation processes in a system where large scale data aggregation is becoming ever more the gold standard. Its aim will be to explore and describe the points of resistance to the more widespread sharing of cultural heritage data.

This research into the perspectives of traditional data professionals will result in an increased capacity for dealing with the resistance and the underlying issues inherent to the recent generations of cultural heritage data projects. The project will also generate insight into issues such as ownership and identity, provenance, acceptance of reuse, etc. related to cultural heritage data.
K-PLEX will investigate the manner in which data that are not digitised or shared become ‘hidden’ from potential users and aggregation systems. This is a key challenge to the knowledge creation capacity of big data approaches.

Any inquiries regarding the project can be sent to Jennifer Edmond.