Digital Scholarship Intersection Scale Social Machines
David De Roure
Intersection, Scale, and
DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD E-RESEARCH CENTRE
Centre for Digital Scholarship
Porter, Bernard. 1939. Being a Map of Physics. Courtesy of Maine State Library and Mark Melnicove. In "10th Iteration (2014): The
Future of Science Mapping," Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, edited by Katy Börner and Samuel Mills. http://scimaps.org
RCUK Big Data – 21st century raw
(including health) data
Securely held data
Business and LG
Admin Data Research
Medical Bioinformatics (MRC)
Clinical Practice Datalink
100,000 Genome Project NHS)
Research Data Facility
Square Kilometre Array (STFC)
New Forms of Data CDT
▶ Much of the value of ‘new forms of data’ lie in the
potential for them to be analysed in near real-time,
which presents opportunities for revealing
phenomena as they unfold, enabling timely response
with immediate influence. Such analysis brings distinct
new computational requirements, requires new skills,
and makes new demands on the ease of use and
capability of the national e-Infrastructure.
23,000 hours of
Dan Edelstein, Robert Morrissey, and Glenn Roe, To Quote or not to Quote: Citation Strategies in the Encyclopédie. Journal of the
History of Ideas , Volume 74, Number 2, April 2013 . pp. 213-236. 10.1353/jhi.2013.0012
3,610 Shared Passages
Montesquieu - 681 passages
• De l'esprit des lois (1746) - 477 passages
• Considérations sur les Romains… (1734) - 173 passages
Voltaire - 528 passages
• Essai sur l'histoire générale… (1756) - 415 passages
Jean-Baptiste Dubos - 229 passages
• Réflexions critiques sur la poésie et sur la peinture (1719) - 227 passages
René Aubert de Vertot - 122 passages
• Histoire des révolutions arrivées dans le gouvernement romain (1727) - 122 passages
Antoine Arnauld & Pierre Nicole - 107 passages
• La logique, or l'art de penser (1662) - 107 passages
Charles Rollin - 100 passages
• Histoire ancienne des Égyptiens (1738) - 94 passages
Montaigne - 91 passages
• Les Essais (1595) - 91 passages
Condillac - 91 passages
• Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines (1746) - 91 passages
Aligned passages in the over 900 texts that predate the publication of the Encyclopédie in the ARTFL-Frantext collection,
from Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Glenn Roe, Something Borrowed: Sequence Alignment and the Identification of
Similar Passages in Large Text Collections, Digital Studies - Le Champ numérique 2 (1)
Psychology and digital technology are
being combined to understand music
in new ways. In the run-up to the
Being Human festival, a group of
students in the audience for Wagner’s
epic ‘Ring Cycle’, conducted by Valery
Gergiev (Birmingham Hippodrome)
will take part in an intriguing
experiment to monitor the sensations
produced over the 16-hour cycle of
How do we really
experience Wagner’s music?
@dder 14 April 2014
Story of the
Developing data landscape and boom in ‘big data’ – which includes electronic data not designed for research but with potential research value which records transactions, communications, physical movements (e.g. customer databases, service delivery records, internet search activity, etc.). This diagram describes the vision at the time when RCUK was setting the Big Data Agenda to secure investment. The ESRC has moved since then to consolidating Business/LG and ADRN into the ESRC Big Data network, for which a diagram will be presented shortly explaining the different stages and where the present call sits.
ESRC was allocated 64m and much of this is being used to set up the ESRC Big Data Network.
The ESRC’s Big Data Network will support the development of a network of innovative investments which will strengthen the UK’s competitive advantage in Big Data for the social sciences. The core aim of this network is to facilitate access to different types of data and thereby stimulate innovative research and develop new methods to undertake that research.
Although you should note that diagram it is only illustrative in terms of how the UKDS and ADS will work across – that is still under discussion; and only illustrative in the number of Business and Local Government Data Research.
This network has been divided into three phases. In Phase 1 of the Big Data Network the ESRC has invested in the development of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) which will provide access to de-identified administrative data collected by government departments for research use – focus of this meeting and all your grants.
A few words about Phase 2 and 3 before we pass to Vanessa to talk about the ADRN some more. Phase 2 is currently bring commissioned and will deal primarily with business data and/ or local government data. Phase 3, further details of which will be released in the last autumn / winter and will focus primarily on third sector data and social media data.
It is expected that there will be opportunities for interaction across all elements of the ESRC Big Data Network and that they will all work together around the wider objectives of facilitating access to different forms of data and of ensuring maximum impact is generated from the use of that data for the mutual benefit of data owners and researchers, and through the research facilitated by the Network, benefit society and the economy more generally.