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?)
In our glass meeting room for the weekly research catch up come agenda setting.
We really want at least some representation on the night from all the historical phases of the company from Founders to the current Mob, and from all areas, from Techs to Tent Crew to Performers to the Office, so even if you can’t come, make sure someone from your era can! … We’d love it if you come along for a drink, to play with the prototype archive on the big screen (and a few other screens), and give the RMIT team and us some feedback about what you like, what you’d improve, and any lateral thoughts you have about how Circus Oz can subvert and inhabit the Web.
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 →
This is the invitation for our ‘Meet the Living Archive’ event for Circus Oz company members and current employees.Â To be held in the Melba Spiegeltent in May.
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.
Trish/Kim contact DAMSmart for costing on storage of master files for life of project ie3years (preference) , and for intervals 6 months , 12 months , 18 months etc if 3 year costs prohibitive.
… Adrian to test variety of web video compression programs for suitability as project application and report back for next meeting if possible