Senior Researcher, Associate Member of Faculty
Dr. Kevin Page is an associate member of the Engineering Science faculty, and senior researcher at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre where he leads a team working on cultural and societal informatics. His research on web architecture and the semantic annotation and distribution of data has, through participation in numerous UK, EU, and international projects, been applied across a wide variety of domains including sensor networks, music information retrieval, scholarly texts, clinical healthcare, and remote collaboration for space exploration.
His current work includes development of information seeking strategies for digital libraries, primarily through the use of knowledge graphs to provide contextual assistance to users. Dr. Page is Oxford investigator for the Mellon funded ‘Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis and Data Capsules’ (WCSA+DC) where, alongside colleagues at the University of Illinois, he is exploring how these models can be applied to nearly 16 million volumes held in the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL). WCSA+DC continues the work of his earlier ‘Early English Print in the HathiTrust’ (ElEPHãT) project, for which he was PI, where he developed Linked Data methods for aligning external collections with the HTDL. As Technical Director of Oxford Linked Open Data (OXLOD) he is also working with colleagues and collections across the Gardens, Libraries, and Museums of the University of Oxford to apply his research locally, and is co-investigator of the Digging into Data Challenge project ‘Mapping Manuscript Migrations’ (PI Toby Burrows, Oxford) working with local and international collections.
For several years Dr. Page has been working towards the use of computational methods in the organisation and analysis of music and musical information, with a particular interest in ‘digital musicology’. He is principal investigator of the AHRC ‘Unlocking Musicology’ project and a co-investigator of ‘Digital Delius: Interpretation, Performance, and Analysis’ (PI Daniel Grimley, Oxford). He is co-founder and chair of the Digital Libraries for Musicology series, which held its fourth workshop at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in the autumn of 2017, and is co-editor of an IJDL special issue on the same topic. In the EPSRC ‘Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies’ (FAST) project he leads the ‘Music Flows’ workthread, in which Linked Data intersects with workflows and Digital Music Objects (DMOs) to enhance the end-to-end value chain across the music industry from producer to consumer. Previously, Dr. Page led the Semantic Web workpackage for the AHRC ‘Transforming Musicology’ large grant. During Transforming Musicology he established the Digital Musicology workshop, the first of its kind, at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, for which he continues as convener and course leader.
Through the above research, Dr. Page also contributes to the wider field of Digital Humanities. He played a key role in development of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS), serving as Oxford e-Research Centre representative on the organising committee. Before initiating the Digital Musicology workshop, now in its third year, he developed and ran the Linked Data course at DHOxSS for four years, and co-organised the Data Curation course for two years alongside colleagues from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Page has participated in industry standardisation activities through the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): he was a member of the Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group, Research Object Community Group and Semantic Sensor Networks Incubator Group. He is a member of the advisory board for the Mellon ‘Exploring the Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections’ project, and has served on the programme committee or as a reviewer for numerous journals, conferences, and workshops including: Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Journal of Web Semantics (JWS), International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), IEEE Intelligent Systems, Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop, Digital Humanities (DH), Supporting Digital Humanities Conference (SDH), Audio Engineering Society (AES), IEEE e-Science.
Dr. Page has given several tutorials to international audiences including: 'Practical Linked Data for MIR Researchers' at ISMIR 2011, 'Addressing the music information needs of musicologists' at ISMIR 2015, 'From Preserving Data to Preserving Research: Curation of process and context' at the International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013), and Building Semantic Sensor Webs and Applications” at ESWC 2011. Before his more recent activities, described above, Dr. Page was co-chair of Semantic Digital Humanities workshop at St. John’s College Oxford in September 2015; organizing chair of the 2nd Intl. Web Observatory Workshop (WOW 2014) and 1st Intl. workshop on the Digital Preservation of Research Methods and Artefacts (DPRMA 2013); proceedings chair of the 1st International Web Observatory Workshop (WOW 2014); and publicity chair for the 3rd and 4th International Workshops on Semantic Sensor Networks.
Earlier activities at Oxford include Semantic Linking of BBC Radio (SLoBR, PI), the EU FP7 funded Smart Society and associated EPSRC SOCIAM Sociam Machines project, the FP7 Wf4Ever project, and the Digging into Data Challenge ‘Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information’ (SALAMI).
Read a Q&A with Dr Page.
Oxford e-Research Centre news items featuring Dr Page:
Centre releases Music Encoding and Linked Data software (September 2018)
Transforming Musicology: Looking to the Future (December 2017)
Centre staff present work of FAST project at Audio Mostly conference (September 2017)
Musical robots and MIR (December 2016)
Linked Music Hackathon (November 2015)