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Another Edinburgh presentation, this one about virtual research environments, and some stuff we're working on in the field at the Silchester excavation. More info at http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/theme

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23 5 07 Edinburgh

  1. 1. Trustworthy characters: Common issues for VREs and CWEs in archaeology and textual studies Stuart Dunn King’s College London E-Science Institute 23rd May 2007
  2. 2. Discovery Attribution Reference and cross-reference Interpretation Publication The Archaeological research cycle
  3. 3. Visual/cartographic/ Browse and click 1 Keyword/natural language/controlled vocabulary searching 2 3 Mixture of 1 and 2; georeferencing 4 Wiki/blog structures
  4. 4. ADS Usage
  5. 5. SILCHESTER ROMAN TOWN: A VIRTUAL RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT FOR ARCHAEOLOGY
  6. 7. Integrated Archeological Database (IADB)
  7. 8. LEAP project (Linking E-Archives and Publications) http://www.intarch.ac.uk/
  8. 9. Discovery Attribution Reference and cross-reference Interpretation Publication The Archaeological research cycle
  9. 10. Collaborative working environments <ul><li>Identification of user requirements is a dynamic and ongoing process </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking usage through deep log analysis of user behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities (UCL) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Source Critical Editions </li></ul>
  10. 11. How should access to the editorial process be managed? Who decides who gets to edit the text? Should it be managed at all? <ul><li>Directly linked to the tech issue of security, authentication and access control. E.g. Shibboleth </li></ul><ul><li>Access control of wikis </li></ul><ul><li>e-Science certificates, issued under authority of CCLRC by Registration Authorities (RAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Directly linked to the non-tech issue of trust </li></ul>
  11. 12. How should version control be maintained? <ul><li>Workflow history can become part of the intellectual content of the edition </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to maintain author attribution for each version </li></ul><ul><li>Version control of what?! </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation - both human and machine-readable </li></ul>
  12. 13. Existing library and information (infra)structures <ul><li>How should OSCEs be cited? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be cited? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they need to be closely integrated with existing LIS systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital libraries? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. Blanke, S. Dunn and A. Dunning, ‘Digital libaries in the Arts and Humanities - Current practices and future possibilities’, InScit conference (Oct ‘06) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
  13. 14. VRE/CWE overlap: A shopping list Authentication protocols Workflows - MyExperiment Documentation and identification of decisions (and decision makers) Data quality control mechanisms Collaborative support services Formal methods for developing intuitive interfaces

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