The DAAO has finally got a Data Manager! Not a moment too soon. At this critical point of data design, we needed data management specialist to guide this phase of the project.  The arrival of Jo Croucher completes our core team and the impact of her expertise on metadata schema organisation has been immediate.  We now have one person totally dedicated to ensuring the viability  and quality of our data.  Not only does this enable us to make good critical technical and design decisions as we move into finalising design and preliminary testing of the project, but it also frees Olivia up to focus on organising our growing army of data miners and editor.

Our first full ‘core’  team meeting.

Jo, Olivia and Alice in the DAAO Office. (Who would have thought metadata standards could be so much fun!).