The NISE database will in the future operate within Nodegoat, a web-based data management, analysis and visualisation environment. This will be presented at a workshop during the next Annual Gathering in Swansea.
Nodegoat is conceptualised and built by Dutch firm LAB1100. It allows scholars to build datasets based on their own data model and offers relational modes of analysis with spatial and chronological forms of contextualisation. By combining these elements within one environment, scholars are able to instantly process, analyse and visualise complex datasets relationally, diachronically and spatially (see more on nodegoat.net).
Into this new environment, the already established categories of the NISE database – National Movements (Intermediary Structures / Persons), Bibliography, Archival Guide, Directory, Compendium – will fit seamlessly.
The environment, including the database framework, will be presented and training sessions held at the next NISE Annual Gathering, at Swansea University (SU) on 2 and 3 September 2015.
For NISE the event heralds the start for the second stage in its development, putting emphasis, without neglecting any of its activities or tools developed so far, on its core business: entering data(sets) into structured, monolingual and controlled environment.