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ResearchSpace tender for


The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, metro Russel Square

  • Dominic Oldman, BM deputy head IS, BM lead for IS Development
  • Katherine Miller,, t 0207 323 8418, m 07976 737 658: PM (hired specifically for the project?)
  • Steven Davies, and M Lewis: procurement
  • Dr Austin Nevin: Mellon fellow, PM of Courtauld project MFPMFP ("embryonic ResearchSpace"). He'll be Senior Client, will be looking at client issues
  • Martin Doerr, FORTH-ICS Centre for Cultural Informatics (GR): lead for CIDOC CRM. Can be contracted for ontology work
  • Seme4: contracted for research/consulting. Did test export of BM data (Merlin) to CRM in RKBExplorer (3Store; Mentions 4Store). Subcontracted people from SotonU
  • Hugh Glaser (SotonU): RKBExplorer creator, worked on the BM export


  • Stage 3 grant (from Mellon, see RS Docs#Grant Proposals: 442.6k EUR (650k USD)
  • development: 200.6k to 290k EUR (180 to 260k GBP)
    • therefore 45 to 65% of the grant is allocated to development
    • The budget is actually the high end, but BM may contract for a smaller amount if we feel it's better value for the money


  • published 3.6.2011
  • bidders conference 16.6 in London (Vlado)
  • tender deadline 8.7.2011
  • vendor demos 11-15.7. It's not a demo, but an interview/pitch. If a vendor wants to demo some working system then even better, but that is not required
  • decision 29.7
  • negotiation 1.8
  • contract 1.9
  • period of execution:
    • the Stage3 grant is "12 months from January 2010"
    • BM desired period is 6m, but can be increased to 8-9 months if vendors ask for it. BM is asking for recommendations


  • Vlado: overall responsible, writing, estimates
  • Mariana, Svetlio: writing, CRM, try to do some demo with BM data
  • Kami: contractual
  • PavelCh: arch research, Nuxeo, maybe estimates
  • Jana: estimates. ITT will participate in writing proportionally to project share
  • SS : not clear yet
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