Digital Curation in the Digital HumanitiesDigital Curation in the Digital Humanities



This book explores at great length the conceptualization of digital curation projects with interdisciplinary approaches that combine the digital humanities and history, information architecture, social networking, and other themes for such ...

Author: Arjun Sabharwal

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081001783

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Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs, recordings, and artifacts in various formats. The careful curatorial attention to such records has also ensured that such records remain available to researchers and the public as sources of knowledge, memory, and identity. Digital curation presents an important framework for the continued preservation of digitized and born-digital collections, given the ephemeral and device-dependent nature of digital content. With the emergence of analog and digital media formats in close succession (compared to earlier paper- and film-based formats) came new standards, technologies, methods, documentation, and workflows to ensure safe storage and access to content and associated metadata. Researchers in the digital humanities have extensively applied computing to research; for them, continued access to primary data and cultural heritage means both the continuation of humanities scholarship and new methodologies not possible without digital technology. Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities, therefore, comprises a joint framework for preserving, promoting, and accessing digital collections. This book explores at great length the conceptualization of digital curation projects with interdisciplinary approaches that combine the digital humanities and history, information architecture, social networking, and other themes for such a framework. The individual chapters focus on the specifics of each area, but the relationships holding the knowledge architecture and the digital curation lifecycle model together remain an overarching theme throughout the book; thus, each chapter connects to others on a conceptual, theoretical, or practical level. theoretical and practical perspectives on digital curation in the digital humanities and history in-depth study of the role of social media and a social curation ecosystem the role of hypertextuality and information architecture in digital curation study of collaboration and organizational dimensions in digital curation reviews of important web tools in digital humanities

Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital HumanitiesCultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities



In this book, authors from a wide range of countries, representing some of the best research projects in digital humanities related to cultural heritage, discuss their latest findings, both in terms of new tools and archives, and how they ...

Author: Agiatis Benardou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317156512

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Page: 172

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What are the leading tools and archives in digital cultural heritage? How can they be integrated into research infrastructures to better serve their intended audiences? In this book, authors from a wide range of countries, representing some of the best research projects in digital humanities related to cultural heritage, discuss their latest findings, both in terms of new tools and archives, and how they are used (or not used) by both specialists and by the general public.

Applications of Collaborative Annotation System in Digital Curation Crowdsourcing and Digital HumanitiesApplications of Collaborative Annotation System in Digital Curation Crowdsourcing and Digital Humanities



This work proposes a novel collaborative annotation system (CAS) with four types of multimedia annotations including text annotation, picture annotation, voice annotation and video annotation which can embedded into any HTML Web pages to ...

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Abstract : Purpose: Collaboratively annotating digital texts allow users to add valued information, share ideas and create knowledge. Most importantly, annotated content can help users obtain a deeper and broader understanding of a text compared to digital content without annotations. This work proposes a novel collaborative annotation system (CAS) with four types of multimedia annotations including text annotation, picture annotation, voice annotation and video annotation which can embedded into any HTML Web pages to enable users to collaboratively add and manage annotations on these pages and provide a shared mechanism for discussing shared annotations among multiple users. By applying the CAS in a mashup on static HTML Web pages, this study aims to discuss the applications of CAS in digital curation, crowdsourcing and digital humanities to encourage existing strong relations among them. Design/methodology/approach: This work adopted asynchronous JavaScript (Ajax) and a model-view-controller framework to implement a CAS with reading annotation tools for knowledge creating, archiving and sharing services, as well as applying the implemented CAS to support digital curation, crowdsourcing and digital humanities. A questionnaire survey method was used to investigate the ideas and satisfaction of visitors who attended a digital curation with CAS support in the item dimensions of the interactivity with displayed products, the attraction and the content absorption effect. Also, to collect qualitative data that may not be revealed by the questionnaire survey, semi-structured interviews were performed at the end of the digital curation exhibition activity. Additionally, the effects of the crowdsourcing and digital humanities with CAS support on collecting and organizing ideas and opinions for historical events and promoting humanity research outcomes were considered as future works because they all need to take a long time to investigate. Findings: Based on the questionnaire survey, this work found that the digital curation with CAS support revealed the highest rating score in terms of the item dimension of attraction effect. The result shows applying CAS to support digital curation is practicable, novel and interesting to visitors. Additionally, this work also successfully applied the developed CAS to crowdsourcing and digital humanities so that the two research fields may be brought into a new ground. Originality/value: Based on the CAS, this work developed a novel digital curation approach which has a high degree of satisfaction on attraction effect to visitors, an innovative crowdsourcing platform that combined with a digital archive system to efficiently gather collective intelligence to solve the difficult problems of identifying digital archive contents and a high potential digital humanity research mode that can assist humanities scholars to annotate the texts with distinct interpretation and viewpoints on an ancient map, as well as discuss with other humanities scholars to stimulate discussion on more issues.

Digital Humanities for LibrariansDigital Humanities for Librarians



Perspectives on History, April 21, 2015. https://www.historians.org. Digital
Curation Centre. “List of Metadata Standards.” Accessed October 31, 2018, http://
www.dcc. ac.uk. Douthat, Ross. “Oh, the Humanities!” New York Times, August 8,
2018.

Author: Emma Annette Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538116463

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Digital Humanities For Librarians. Some librarians are born to digital humanities; some aspire to digital humanities; and some have digital humanities thrust upon them. Digital Humanities For Librarians is a one-stop resource for librarians and LIS students working in this growing new area of academic librarianship. The book begins by introducing digital humanities, addressing key questions such as, “What is it?”, “Who does it?”, “How do they do it?”, “Why do they do it?”, and “How can I do it?”. This broad overview is followed by a series of practical chapters answering those questions with step-by-step approaches to both the digital and the human elements of digital humanities librarianship. Digital Humanities For Librarians covers a wide range of technologies currently used in the field, from creating digital exhibits, archives, and databases, to digital mapping, text encoding, and computational text analysis (big data for the humanities). However, the book never loses sight of the all-important human component to digital humanities work, and culminates in a series of chapters on management and personnel strategies in this area. These chapters walk readers through approaches to project management, effective collaboration, outreach, the reference interview for digital humanities, sustainability, and data management, making this a valuable resource for administrators as well as librarians directly involved in digital humanities work. There is also a consideration of budgeting questions, including strategies for supporting digital humanities work on a shoestring. Special features include: Case studies of a wide range of projects and management issues Digital instructional documents guiding readers through specific digital technologies and techniques An accompanying website featuring digital humanities tools and resources and digital interviews with librarians and scholars leading the way in digital humanities work across North America, from a range of larger and smaller institutions Whether you are a librarian primarily working in digital humanities for the first time, a student hoping to do so, or a librarian in a cognate area newly-charged with these responsibilities, Digital Humanities For Librarians will be with you every step of the way, drawing on the author’s experiences and those of a network of librarians and scholars to give you the practical support and guidance needed to bring your digital humanities initiatives to life.

Research Methods for Creating and Curating Data in the Digital HumanitiesResearch Methods for Creating and Curating Data in the Digital Humanities



Matt Hayler. confronted by more obscure, esoteric or difficult items such as
historical correspondence) how Digital Humanities methods can offer a way of
creating new exhibits and displays that serve the needs of the heritage
organisation and ...

Author: Matt Hayler

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474409674

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As all scholars increasingly use digital tools to support their research, and every internet user becomes used to data being available, elucidating, and engaging, the creative aspects of Digital Humanities work are coming under increasing scrutiny. This volume explores the practice of making new tools, new images, new collections, and new artworks in an academic environment, detailing who needs to be involved and what their roles might be, and how they come together to produce knowledge as a collective. The chapters presented here demonstrate that creation is never neutral with political and theoretical concerns intentionally or unavoidably always being written into the fabric of what is being made, even if that's the seeming neatness of computer code. In presenting their own creative research, the writers in this volume offer examples of practice that will be of use to anyone interested in learning more about contemporary Digital Humanities scholarship and its implications.

Digital Curation Breakthroughs in Research and PracticeDigital Curation Breakthroughs in Research and Practice



Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the preservation, selection, collection, maintenance, and archiving of digital materials.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522569220

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Page: 489

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The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservation of artifacts and knowledge are better attained. Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the preservation, selection, collection, maintenance, and archiving of digital materials. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as electronic resource management, digital preservation, and virtual restoration, this publication is an ideal reference source for digital curators, technology developers, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in the curation and preservation of digital resources.

The Digital HumanitiesThe Digital Humanities



Arjun Sabharwal Carlson Library, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
ABSTRACT Digital humanities (DH) represents an emerging framework for digital
curation. This study focuses on the evolving relationship of the DH (including
history) ...

Author: Christopher Millson-Martula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429687259

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The digital humanities in academic institutions, and libraries in particular, have exploded in recent years. Librarians are constantly developing their management and technological skills and increasing their knowledge base. As they continue to embed themselves in the scholarly conversations on campus, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical service librarians, and library administrators are many. This comprehensive volume highlights the wide variety of theoretical issues discussed, initiatives pursued, and projects implemented by academic librarians. Many of the chapters deal with digital humanities pedagogy—planning and conducting training workshops, institutes, semester-long courses, embedded librarian instruction, and instructional assessment—with some chapters focusing specifically on applications of the “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” The authors also explore a wide variety of other topics, including the emotional labor of librarians; the challenges of transforming static traditional collections into dynamic, user-centered, digital projects; conceptualizing and creating models of collaboration; digital publishing; and developing and planning projects including improving one’s own project management skills. This collection effectively illustrates how librarians are enabling themselves through active research partnerships in an ever-changing scholarly environment. This book was originally published as a special triple issue of the journal College & Undergraduate Libraries.

The Historical Web and Digital HumanitiesThe Historical Web and Digital Humanities



As a result, this volume will appeal to academics and students working and studying in the fields of Digital Humanities, internet and media studies, history, cultural studies, and communication.

Author: Niels Brügger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351865739

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Page: 194

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The Historical Web and Digital Humanities fosters discussions between the Digital Humanities and web archive studies by focussing on one of the largest entities of the web, namely national and transnational web domains such as the British, French, or European web. With a view to investigating whether, and how, web studies and web historiography can inform and contribute to the Digital Humanities, this volume contains a number of case studies and methodological and theoretical discussions that both illustrate the potential of studying the web, in this case national web domains, and provide an insight into the challenges associated with doing so. Commentary on and possible solutions to these challenges are debated within the chapters and each one contributes in its own way to a web history in the making that acknowledges the specificities of the archived web. The Historical Web and Digital Humanities will be essential reading for those with an interest in how the past of the web can be studied, as well as how Big Data approaches can be applied to the archived web. As a result, this volume will appeal to academics and students working and studying in the fields of Digital Humanities, internet and media studies, history, cultural studies, and communication.

Laying the FoundationLaying the Foundation



Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries examines the library's role in the development, implementation, and instruction of successful digital humanities projects.

Author: John W. White

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612494494

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Page: 244

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Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries examines the library's role in the development, implementation, and instruction of successful digital humanities projects. It pays special attention to the critical role of librarians in building sustainable programs. It also examines how libraries can support the use of digital scholarship tools and techniques in undergraduate education.Academic libraries are nexuses of research and technology; as such, they provide fertile ground for cultivating and curating digital scholarship. However, adding digital humanities to library service models requires a clear understanding of the resources and skills required. Integrating digital scholarship into existing models calls for a reimagining of the roles of libraries and librarians. In many cases, these reimagined roles call for expanded responsibilities, often in the areas of collaborative instruction and digital asset management, and in turn these expanded responsibilities can strain already stretched resources.Laying the Foundation provides practical solutions to the challenges of successfully incorporating digital humanities programs into existing library services. Collectively, its authors argue that librarians are critical resources for teaching digital humanities to undergraduate students and that libraries are essential for publishing, preserving, and making accessible digital scholarship.

Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities



Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question “What is digital humanities?,” it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field.

Author: Anne Burdick

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262312110

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A visionary report on the revitalization of the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven, multimedia language of the twenty-first century. Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question “What is digital humanities?,” it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry—including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation—to show their relevance for contemporary culture. Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship.

The Shape of Data in Digital HumanitiesThe Shape of Data in Digital Humanities



Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation.

Author: Julia Flanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317016151

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Page: 342

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Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation. The authors, all experts in digital humanities, offer a clear explanation of key technical principles, a grounded discussion of case studies, and an exploration of important theoretical concerns. The book opens with an orientation, giving the reader a history of data modeling in the humanities and a grounding in the technical concepts necessary to understand and engage with the second part of the book. The second part of the book is a wide-ranging exploration of topics central for a deeper understanding of data modeling in digital humanities. Chapters cover data modeling standards and the role they play in shaping digital humanities practice, traditional forms of modeling in the humanities and how they have been transformed by digital approaches, ontologies which seek to anchor meaning in digital humanities resources, and how data models inhabit the other analytical tools used in digital humanities research. It concludes with a glossary chapter that explains specific terms and concepts for data modeling in the digital humanities context. This book is a unique and invaluable resource for teaching and practising data modeling in a digital humanities context.

Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities



It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and to help develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. The topics covered in this book offer the readers new insights in the field of digital humanities.

Author: Bernard Wilcox

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ISBN: 1682856828

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Page: 211

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The field of study concerned with the interaction of humanities and digital technologies is referred to as digital humanities. The systematic use of humanities related digital resources and their applications are included in this field. It uses computing tools like text mining, data mining, data visualization, hypertext, digital mapping, statistics, information retrieval and hypermedia, among many others. Fields related to digital humanities are software studies, critical code studies and platform studies. The diverse methods in this discipline include enhanced critical curation, cultural analytics, aggregation, the animated archive, database documentaries, augmented editions, etc. This book attempts to understand the multiple branches that fall under the discipline of digital humanities and how such concepts have practical applications. It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and to help develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. The topics covered in this book offer the readers new insights in the field of digital humanities.

Doing Digital HumanitiesDoing Digital Humanities



The book offers a practical guide to the area as well as offering reflection on the main objectives and processes, including: Accessible introductions of the basics of Digital Humanities through to more complex ideas A wide range of topics ...

Author: Constance Crompton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317481133

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Digital Humanities is rapidly evolving as a significant approach to/method of teaching, learning and research across the humanities. This is a first-stop book for people interested in getting to grips with digital humanities whether as a student or a professor. The book offers a practical guide to the area as well as offering reflection on the main objectives and processes, including: Accessible introductions of the basics of Digital Humanities through to more complex ideas A wide range of topics from feminist Digital Humanities, digital journal publishing, gaming, text encoding, project management and pedagogy Contextualised case studies Resources for starting Digital Humanities such as links, training materials and exercises Doing Digital Humanities looks at the practicalities of how digital research and creation can enhance both learning and research and offers an approachable way into this complex, yet essential topic.

The Future of Digital Data Heritage and CurationThe Future of Digital Data Heritage and Curation



Going further still, the book theorizes the future of digital data, heritage, curation and the notion of the human in the context of the profusion of new types of societal data and production processes driven by the intensification of data ...

Author: FIONA R. CAMERON

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367690586

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The Future of Digital Data, Heritage and Curation critiques digital cultural heritage concepts, their application to data and develops new theories, curatorial practices and a more-than human museology for a contemporary and future world. Presenting a diverse range of case examples from around the globe, Cameron offers a critical and philosophical reflection on the ways in which digital cultural heritage is currently framed as societal data worth passing on to future generations in two distinct forms: digitally born and digitizations. Demonstrating that most perceptions of digital cultural heritage are distinctly western in nature, the book also examines the complicity of such heritage in climate change and environmental destruction and injustice. Going further still, the book theorizes the future of digital data, heritage, curation and the notion of the human in the context of the profusion of new types of societal data and production processes driven by the intensification of data economies and through the emergence of new technologies. In so doing, the book makes a case for the development of new types of heritage that comprise AI, automated systems, biological entities, infrastructures, minerals and chemicals - all of which have their own forms of agency, intelligence and cognition. The Future of Digital Data, Heritage and Curation is essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of museums, archives, libraries, galleries, archaeology, cultural heritage management, information management, curatorial studies and digital humanities.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital LibrariesResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries



This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2015, held in Poznań, Poland, in September 2015.

Author: Sarantos Kapidakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319245928

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2015, held in Poznań, Poland, in September 2015. The 22 full papers and 14 poster and demo papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: interoperability and information integration; multimedia information management and retrieval and digital curation; personal information management and personal digital libraries; exploring semantic web and linked data; user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications; applications of digital libraries; digital humanities; and social-technical perspectives of digital information.

The Digital Archives HandbookThe Digital Archives Handbook



This edited volume explores the challenges of digital donations with essays from archivists who have developed methods to provide access to a diverse range of digital materials found in government, private, and academic archives.

Author: Aaron D. Purcell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538122396

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Page: 270

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This edited volume explores the challenges of digital donations with essays from archivists who have developed methods to provide access to a diverse range of digital materials found in government, private, and academic archives.

The Shape of Data in Digital HumanitiesThe Shape of Data in Digital Humanities



Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation.

Author: Julia Flanders

Publisher: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

ISBN: 1472443241

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Page: 342

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Data modeling in a digital humanities context / Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis -- A gentle introduction to data modeling / Fotis Jannidis, Julia Flanders -- How modeling standards evolve : the case of the TEI / Lou Burnard -- How subjective is your model? / Elena Pierazzo -- Modeling space in historical texts / Ian Gregory, Chris Donaldson, Andrew Hardie, Paul Rayson -- Modeling time / Benjamin Schmidt -- Visualizing information / Isabel Meirelles -- Ontologies and data modeling / Øyvind Eide, Christian-Emil Ore -- Where semantics lies / Stephen Ramsay -- Constraint / Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis, Wendell Piez -- Complex data structures / Andreas Witt, Piotr Banski -- Linguistic and computational modeling in language science / Elke Teich, Peter Fankhauser -- Algorithmic modeling : or, modeling data we do not yet understand / Ted Underwood -- Modeling the actual, simulating the possible / Willard McCarty -- Playing for keeps : the role of modeling in the humanities / C.M. Sperberg-McQueen -- Keywords / Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis