The ‘Circus Oz Champions’Â have started to bring the archive to life by adding stories and data such as people, show names and tags, and cutting shows up into their individual acts.Â This Sunday, we hosted a ‘Champions’ Day’ at RMIT, kicking off with some champagne to get stories flowing out of the champions and into the archive. Â See more pictures here…. Read more →
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?)
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?
Looking through the references Adrian has gathered below, and thinking about the specifics of circus and our footage, here’s a few notes… unit of circus = act (e.g. ‘tightwire’, ‘hoopdiving’) – each circus (oz) show is made up of a ‘running order’ of acts, akin to a band’s list of songs to play at a gig – however: important difference… Read more →