PastPlace: the historical gazetteer service from the people who brought you A Vision of Britain through Time

Humphrey Southall, Paula Aucott, Alexander Von Luenen, John Westwood

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    Abstract

    The PastPlace API offers a simple web service, responding to a variety of queries by returning information from the same database as underlies the Vision of Britain web site, in a range of structured formats. These queries can be typed into a web browser as URLs, and the response viewed in the browser. However, the queries would more usually be sent by another server on the web, and the response processed by that server. That server might itself be creating web pages for use by the general public, but it might also be a cataloguing or records management system, using our API as a name authority. This poster is the first public description of the service.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2013
    EventUK Archives Discovery Forum - National Archives, Kew, London
    Duration: 7 Mar 2013 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceUK Archives Discovery Forum
    CityNational Archives, Kew, London
    Period7/03/13 → …

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