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"Feeding the Digital Humanities: the DM2E and Judaica Europeana Projects"

by Dov Winer

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Eva florence 2014

  1. 1. FEEDING THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES: THE DM2E AND JUDAICA EUROPEANA PROJECTS Dov Winer Scientific Manager, Judaica Europeana (EAJC) and MAKASH Advancing ICT Applications Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts EVA 2014 Florence
  2. 2.  There are tangible benefits for humanities scholarship from the integration of contents, communities of practice, and tools/infrastructures.  Digital Humanities: basic scholarship activities  Jewish Digitised Contents with a common data model  The Jewish Studies research community as a potential community of practice  Availability of Digital Scholarship tools and infrastructures  Challenge: integration into a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) Outline http://www.slideshare.net/dovw/eva-fllorence-2014
  3. 3. Digital Humanities
  4. 4. The scholarship work cycle From S.Gradmann and J.C. Meister, Digital document and interpretation: re-thinking “text” and scholarship in electronic settings . Poiesis & Praxis, V5 N2 (2008)
  5. 5. Scholarly Primitives Scholarly Primitives: what methods do humanities researchers have in common, and how might our tools reflect this? John Unsworth Humanities Computing: formal methods, experimental practice King’s College, London, May 13, 2000 Discovering Annotating Comparing Referring Sampling Illustrating Representing
  6. 6. Unsworth primitive Bamboo theme of scholarly practice OCLC Scholarly Information Activity Discovery Gathering / Foraging Searching (direct searching, chaining, browsing, probing, accessing) Sampling Synthesizing / Filtering Comparing Collecting (gathering, organizing) Referring Contextualizing Searching (chaining, browsing, probing) Collecting (organizing) Cross-cutting (monitoring) Illustrating Representing Comparing Conceptualizing, Refining and Critiquing Reading (scanning, assessing, rereading) Cross-cutting (note taking, translating) Writing (assembling) Collaborating (consulting) Representing Documenting methods Writing (disseminating) Cross-cutting (translating) Discovering Referring Representing Managing data Searching (accessing) Collecting (organizing) Collaborating (coordinating, consulting) Annotating Annotating / documenting Writing (assembling) Cross-cutting (note taking) Illustrating Representing Modelling / visualizing Cross-cutting (translating) Writing (assembling) Representing Overlapping teaching and research Collaborating (coordinating) Cross-cutting (translating) Representing Sharing / dissemination / publishing Writing (disseminating) Suggested parenthetically Funding No analogue Common thread Collaborating Writing (co-authoring) Collaborating (coordinating, networking, consulting) Referring Citation, credit, peer-review Reading (assessing) Writing (dissemination) Collaborating (consulting) OCLC: Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2009/2009-02.pdf?urlm=162919 Project Bamboo Scholarly Practice Report https://wikihub.berkeley.edu/display/pbamboo/Project+Bamboo+Scholarly+Practice+Report
  7. 7. Scholarly primitives: Building institutional infrastructure for humanities e-Science Tobias Blanke, Mark Hedges King’s College London, Centre for e-Research Future Generation Computer Systems 29 (2013) 654-661 Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment Carole L. Palmer, Lauren C. Teffeau, Carrie M. Pirmannn 2009 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC Online Computer Library Center 2009 http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2009/2009-02.pdf?urlm=162919 Scholarly Primitives
  8. 8. Jewish Digitised Content
  9. 9. Judaica Europeana Partners
  10. 10. ~5,000,000 + digital objects
  11. 11. Jewish Digitised Content
  12. 12. Jewish Digitised Content
  13. 13. Jewish Digitised Content
  14. 14. Jewish Studies
  15. 15. Jewish Studies
  16. 16. Jewish Studies
  17. 17. Jewish Studies
  18. 18. Jewish Studies
  19. 19. Common Data Model for Content Description
  20. 20. Common Data Model
  21. 21. Outline
  22. 22. Linked Data: structured data on the Web David Woood Marsha Zeidman Luke Ruth with Michael Hausenblas Manning Publications MEAP 2013
  23. 23. The essence of RDF: the “triple” Source: “The thirty minute guide to RDF and Linked Data”, by Ian Davis and Tom Heath
  24. 24. Who? What? When? Where? Controlled vocabularies: hubs of Jewish Knowledge in the Structured Web
  25. 25. Jewish encyclopedias: CONTEXT The goals of the project Linking and Populating the Digital Humanities are to create and maintain data integration tools tailored to digital humanities collections in order to build a machine- readable web of facts about covered domains.
  26. 26. Jewish encyclopedias: CONTEXT Encyclopedia Judaica Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry http://www.rujen.ru/ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/ Rav Zeev Vagner Josh Kopelman
  27. 27. http://www.judaica-europeana.eu/Search_Europeana_Collections_with_Judaic_categories.html
  28. 28. Tools and Infrastructure
  29. 29. Prof. Stefan Gradmann Prof. Christian Bizer
  30. 30. Scholarly services Document Mapping; Concordance; Collocation/Cloud; Frequency; Morphological Analysis; Syntactic Analysis; Named Entity Identification; Proxied SEASR Analytics
  31. 31. VRE Virtual Research Environment Community+Content+ Tools/Infrastructure
  32. 32. Outline From JISC's VRE Programme – supporting collaborative research Christopher Brown - JISC Digital Infrastructure Team http://www.slideshare.net/chriscb/jisc-vreresearch-tools-presentation?from_search=2
  33. 33. From: Guus van den Brekel Central Medical Library, UMCG Virtual Research Networks: towards Research 2.0 http://www.slideshare.net/digicmb/virtual-research-networks-towards-research-20?from_search=1
  34. 34. VRE Virtual Research Environment Examples
  35. 35. www.judaica-europeana.eu Thank you for your attention! Dov Winer Judaica Europeana Scientific Manager European Association for Jewish Culture And MAKASH Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Culture and Science dov.winer@gmail.com http://www.slideshare.net/dovw/eva-fllorence-2014