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IEEE Oxford Presentatie Alfalab 2008


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IEEE Oxford Presentatie Alfalab 2008

  1. 1. <ul><li>Alfalab </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and Deconstruction of a </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Humanities Experiment </li></ul>Joris van Zundert Huygens Institute (KNAW) The Hague, The Netherlands [email_address] Anne Beaulieu Virtual Knowledge Studio (KNAW) Amsterdam, The Netherlands [email_address] Douwe Zeldenrust Meertens Institute (KNAW) Amsterdam, The Netherlands [email_address]
  2. 2. Introducing Alfalab <ul><li>Alfalab is being created by Anne Beaulieu • Joris van Zundert • Douwe Zeldenrust • Rob Zeeman • Maarten Hoogerwerf • Charles van den Heuvel • Smiljana Antonijevic • Ruud Bronmans • Dirk Roorda • Leen Breure • Karina van Dalen • Ronald Dekker • Arjen Versloot • Sander Strating • Derk Drukker • Kees Mandemakers • Henk Wals • Paul Wouters • Peter Doorn • Reinier Salverda • Melle de Vries • Hans Bennis • Suzanne van Kaam • Bas Doppen • and a growing number of others cooperating... </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation for Alfalab <ul><li>Our Cultural Commonwealth , The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. ACLS, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for Data-Driven Scholarship: Past, Present, Future . A Report on the Workshop 22-24 October, 2008, Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, Maryland. March 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation for Alfalab <ul><li>Little uptake of digital tools and 'method' in humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of VRE's and Virtual Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of critical mass of digitized </li></ul><ul><li>Problem of heterogeneity of tools, data and method </li></ul><ul><li>Alfalab tries to meet the suggested requirements in a small controlled community setting </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Alfalab wants to be <ul><li>A collaboration on all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of and experimentation on the 'laboratory metaphor' </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Success and fail factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community building 'how-to' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration of form and function of tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work in progress </li></ul>
  6. 6. The naive nativity of an 'alpha-lab'...
  7. 7. Learning in progress <ul><li>Less portal </li></ul><ul><li>Less lab </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on community building </li></ul><ul><li>Rethinking interfaces and visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Rethinking academic publishing and peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciling heterogeneity </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational model </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collaboration key <ul><li>tools & interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>distributed data </li></ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul><ul><li>desimination </li></ul>networked project leadership shared development effort collaborative vision community involvement
  9. 9. Project scope <ul><li>Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, motivating & financing phase 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networking (DARIAH, CLARIN, Nines, Bamboo etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Less infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on networking, organization </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping research heuristics on tools and data </li></ul><ul><li>1.4 MEuro </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1: 2009 - 2011 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Current state <ul><li>From portal to distributed networked tools and data </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: 2 demonstrators in progress </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>'TeksLlab' (TextLab) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>'GisLab' (GeospatialLab) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd demonstrator lab planned </li></ul><ul><li>Project on digital publication and peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Finding and leveraging synergy effects </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TekstLab * GisLab </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Alfalab </li></ul><ul><li>microtoponym pilot </li></ul>Rob Zeeman Meertens Instituut (KNAW) Amsterdam, The Netherlands [email_address] Charles van den Heuvel Virtual Knowledge Studio (KNAW) Amsterdam, The Netherlands [email_address] Douwe Zeldenrust Meertens Institute (KNAW) Amsterdam, The Netherlands [email_address] Arjen Versloot Fryske Akademy (KNAW) Leeuwarden, The Netherlands [email_address] Sander Strating Fryske Akademy (KNAW) Leeuwarden, The Netherlands [email_address] Leen Breure University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands [email_address]
  12. 13. Google Earth
  13. 14. Google Earth
  14. 15. Google Earth
  15. 16. Google Earth
  16. 17. Google Earth
  17. 20. Prototype Microtoponym Meertens Instituut
  18. 21. Knowledge Infrastructure Cultural History (KICH)
  19. 22. Closing – Q&A
  20. 23. Joris van Zundert [email_address] Douwe Zeldenrust [email_address] Anne Beaulieu [email_address] Alfalab Construction and Deconstruction of a Digital Humanities Experiment