Thom Bunting author profile
Observatory and Innovation Zone Project Manager / Web Manager
Innovation Support Centre
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
tel: +44 (0)1225 386 066
Thom Bunting works on project management of JISC Observatory and Innovation Zone activities at the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN as well as developing and managing ISC online resources. In his Web Manager role, Thom plans and creates data-driven Web sites and looks after existing sites related to UKOLN and some of its previous activities. Thom’s current interests include: content management technologies supporting consumption and production of dynamic datasets; automated generation of metadata from large collections of content; sharing of content and data across systems; visualisation tools capable of producing interactive, data-rich infographics. These interests build on Thom’s previous experience with leading-edge Web, digital TV, and mobile technology developments, within commercial and academic contexts.
As part of a recent development project, Thom created a new platform for the UKOLN online magazine Ariadne, which makes it easier to find connections and track trends across more than 1,600 articles published from 1996 to date. Based on Drupal and featuring Highcharts JS functionality, this new version of Ariadne includes a tagging system to generate rich sets of metadata and highlight emerging trends across a broad range of content.