Here are a few of the answers to ‘What Surprised Meâ€¦’ at our Nov 18 Progress Meeting. Â The full list of comments can be found in the discussion papers section of our wiki (access restricted to project team only – sorry). Amount of content That it works Obscure footage, indigenous communities, gave me a sense of being there Scope ie… Read more →
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 →
This is interesting as it is a YouTube playlist that was crowdsourced from people in archive/digital humanities/cultural heritage sectors that responded to “Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums”. … The conference was the Museum Computer Network conference, 2011, and the clips are at: http://www.youtube.com/user/museumcn
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 →
Starting to collect links about HTML 5, and all the rest over on my usual research blog in the ” Resources ” section. Need somewhere to park this stuff.
Just a test for now as we work out tech requirements. However, a lot of really interesting research in this project happens around the table in our weekly meetings. This is where the thick practice of interdisicplinary research is made visible, but aside from meeting notes not really captured. So wouldn’t it be good to video this, just in case?… Read more →
For the initial exploratory development of the living archive, we will be experimenting with the use of an iterative prototyping technique that involves using an ’embedded prototype’. What this means is that we will be building a basic working system, giving the inner Circus Oz community access, and then further developing our design directions and prototypes based on quantitative and… Read more →
Then there’s the EN 15907 metadata standard for Cinematographic works , though I don’t think the project is about cinematographic works so much as records of performance (the ‘thing’ to be archived is an audiovisual record of a performance, not a videographic work or artefact). … An OWL implementation of CIDOC-CRM is developed at the Friedrich- Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in cooperation with several other institutions: http://erlangen-crm.org/ Deena Engel (New York University): With respect to capturing metadata on time-based media, you might find both information and community through the Electronic Media Group wiki of the American Institute for conservation of Historic and Artistic Works ( http://www.conservation-wiki.com/index.php?
We are now embarked on development of our first ‘living archive’ prototype. We are aiming to have this up and running by mid November if possible. We have been having a lot of discussions about what the nature of this prototype should be, related to questions of what precisely it is for and what we are aiming to test and… Read more →
Proposals close November 11 – http://aa-dh.org/conference From the announcement: Proposals may focus on, but need not be limited to: – Institutionalisation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration – Measuring and valuing digital research – Publication and dissemination – Research applications and interfaces for digital collections – Designing and curating online resources – Digital textuality and literacy – Curriculum and pedagogy – Culture, creativity, arts, music, performance – Electronic critical editions – Digitisation, text encoding and analysis – Communities and crowdsourcing – Infrastructure, virtual research environments, workflows – Information mining, modelling, GIS and visualisation – Critical reflections on digital humanities futures