While our project is not really about this, after all the video material is not so much research data in the usual sense but a combination of archival and media artefacts, the broader issues around data maintenance, cost, and maintenance are important as we are generating a lot of files, and storing and delivering them costs money. The link is directly to the pdf: http://www.beagrie.com/KeepingResearchDataSafe_UserGuide_v1_Dec2010.pdf
(Should have got on this visit earlier and invited her in to discuss the living archive project.) It’s an mp3 (no, that does not mean a podcast, a podcast is more than just making an audiofile available just like putting videos online here of presentations is not a pod or videocast.)
While we are not really into taxonomies in a formal way for this project, apart from what is being produced in the formal digitisation of video, getting a handle on what they are, their relevant contexts and the like is useful. Those who come from disciplines and professions that rely on taxonomies often talk a different episteme to those that come from what I’d think of as the new/social/internet media disciplines and practices.
Have added the PDF of David and Jane’s paper – “Performing Data: The Circus Oz Living Archive” to the research outcomes page . Go on, get your own copy and have a read.
Here is a great site for information about data management with a specific section on digitising. It is by JISC Digital Media,Â which supports the UK’s Further and Higher Education community.
Equipment – 2 SAMMA digitising machines arrived and were placed in the music room where they will stay for the duration – 2 cleaning machines arrived and will be placed in the archive room where they will stay for the duration -2 VHS machines were brought from RMIT and placed into the SAMMA -1 Umatic machine was brought from RMIT and placed into the SAMMA – 1 small vacuum cleaner was purchased by Kim – most of the consumables needed by Kim have been purchased – SAMMA needs to be customized: 1. metadata fields changed 2. … David Carlin will talk to Jamie Thom, Adrian miles and DAMSmart about this work which will take place this week. – the only major item still to be purchased is the transport discs for carrying the data to and from RMIT – there may be issues with heat in the music room.
Relevant conference for our project: The DRHA 2011 Conference Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Sunday 4th September – Wednesday 7th September 2011 University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, with add on option of Saturday 3rd September in Shanghai http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cas/digitalresearchinthehumanitiesarts2011/index.aspx In 2011 the DRHA conference will explore the new connectivities in societies and cultures which are enabled by the blending of virtual and physical space, the traversing of time and space through the virtual, and the evolution of innovative methodologies. … Narratives and networks: Cultural translations Peer to peer exchange and learning New generation web infrastructures, open source communities Digital alternatives to narrative Digital spaces and histories: Site specificity in the age of the digital network New self representations- from avatars to blogs, web pages and pervasive monuments Localisation and inspiration, the impact of GPS and mobile technologies Displacement and reproduction Digital cultural heritage: the past and the present Chinese digital cultures Who owns the digital: local2local, or global?
After some months of preparation and planning, the twin SAMMA Solo machines brought to us through our membership of the Ausstage LIEF Visual Search consortium have finally arrived! We have done preliminary tests and troubleshooting this week and we should now be able to move fullswing into the digitisation of the analogue videos (1978-2006) and integration of our collection with… Read more →