Key points: they are very interested in ways that what they create might offer data and services back to the originating content providers (e.g. a widget that connects biographical data with a performer’s name in the living archive) – so they wanted to be sure that people could be disambiguated in our database
…they are building the vocabularies etc, though I did learn about object name thesauri which was pretty cool in a deeply metadata-geek way As best I could tell they want to come knocking on our API around about May 2013… But things to do: confirm that people have unique identities in the database can we provide access via linked data/RDF (how and/or who?)
A few of the key messages from Circus Oz on how to develop the prototype prior to the community launch in February: 1. Â Provide the ability for comments. Â This will be particularly useful for finding out what data is wrong eg: ‘Paris’ written on a tape means ‘Paris Theatre Sydney’ not Paris, France. 2. Change the names of the videos…. Read more →
Last Friday we drew back the curtain to reveal and test the first working prototype of the Living Archive with some of our key project partners. Attending were Linda Mickleborough, Robyn McGregor, Clare McKenzie, Miranda O’Brien, Tim Coldwell and Mike Finch from Circus Oz, plus Bridget Jones from the Australia Council for the Arts. The prototype now contains nearly 400… Read more →
It turns out there is no extant taxonomy for circus performance (it is not my area at all so I don’t even know if such a thing exists formally anywhere in the performing arts), and so we have started to make one. … Then we worked through what this meant, which was that this was an expert taxonomy and not really how you and I would begin to find a particular act in an archive of circus performance (after all, until I visited Wikipedia, I had no idea what ” tissu ” was in circus).
Narrowly avoiding a potential US Government shutdown rendering them unable to travel, the folks from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum flew across the world to present a workshop at the Museums 3 Conference in Melbourne yesterday. I only had to walk across RMIT to get to Storey Hall to hear them, although had I gone to greater lengths the… Read more →
Jane Mullett and I had a very good meeting recently with Robyn McGregor from Circus Oz, following other discussions I had with Trish Stokes and with Russell Fewster from the University of Sydney, who is working with us on an AusStage LIEF (research infrastructure) project linked to this one. Through all of these conversation, a number of things have been… Read more →
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