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SNSInkCloudWiner20150410

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Presentation at the conference Ink to Cloud the European Correspondence of Jacob Burckhardt 9-12 April 2015 Il Palazzone Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Cortona IT entitled "Digital Content, VREs (Virtual Research Environments" and Communities of Practice by Dov Winer

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  1. 1. Digital content, VREs (Virtual Research Environments) and Communities of Practice Dov Winer MAKASH – Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Culture and Science
  2. 2. Judaica Europeana Partners
  3. 3. * * YIVO: The Power of Persuasion, Jewish Posters from Prewar Poland 1900-1939 http://www.yivoinstitute.org/exhibits/posterfr.htm
  4. 4. ~ millions of digital objects Mosaica Semantically Enhanced, Multifaceted, Collaborative Access to Cultural Heritage Athena Judaica Europeana Linked Heritage DM2E Digital Manuscripts to Europeana JudaicaLink
  5. 5. There are tangible benefits for humanities scholarship from the integration of contents, communities of practice, and tools/infrastructures.  Digital Humanities: basic scholarship activities  Common Data Model / Who, What, When, Where  Tools and Infrastructure  VRE Virtual Research Environment  Communities of Practice Outline
  6. 6. Digital Humanities  Digital Humanities: basic scholarship activities  Common Data Model / Who, What, When, Where  Tools and Infrastructure  VRE Virtual Research Environment  Communities of Practice
  7. 7. 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)
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Common Data Model for Content Description  Digital Humanities: basic scholarship activities  Common Data Model / Who, What, When, Where  Tools and Infrastructure  VRE Virtual Research Environment  Communities of Practice
  12. 12. Common Data Model
  13. 13. Outline
  14. 14. Linked Data: structured data on the Web David Woood Marsha Zeidman Luke Ruth with Michael Hausenblas Manning Publications MEAP 2013
  15. 15. The essence of RDF: the “triple” Source: “The thirty minute guide to RDF and Linked Data”, by Ian Davis and Tom Heath
  16. 16. Who? What? When? Where? Controlled vocabularies: hubs of Jewish Knowledge in the Structured Web
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Jewish encyclopedias: CONTEXT Encyclopedia Judaica Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry http://www.rujen.ru/ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/ Rav Zeev Vagner Josh Kopelman
  19. 19. http://www.judaica-europeana.eu/Search_Europeana_Collections_with_Judaic_categories.html
  20. 20. Tools and Infrastructure  Digital Humanities: basic scholarship activities  Common Data Model / Who, What, When, Where  Tools and Infrastructure  VRE Virtual Research Environment  Communities of Practice
  21. 21. Prof. Stefan Gradmann Prof. Christian Bizer
  22. 22. Scholarly services Document Mapping; Concordance; Collocation/Cloud; Frequency; Morphological Analysis; Syntactic Analysis; Named Entity Identification; Proxied SEASR Analytics
  23. 23. VRE Virtual Research Environment Community+Content+ Tools/Infrastructure
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Communities of Practice Constructionist approach
  27. 27. Open system input output environment environment a viable system is that able to elaborate the inputs so as to build itself and create value for the environment (outputs)
  28. 28. Distinction between Structural Elements and Dynamic Core Structural elements Infrastructure Technology Management Structure Dynamic Core High agreement on well defined goals Congruency between participants and system’s goals / benefit from the system operation Good relations among participants Uri Meri, Coping with crisis in organizations, communities and business,Tel aviv, Cherikower 1999
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention! Dov Winer The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute dov.winer@gmail.com
  30. 30. Mapping the Republic of Letters (Stanford) http://republicofletters.stanford.edu/publications.html Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th- century Dutch Republic http://ckcc.huygens.knaw.nl/ Linked Jazz http://www.linkedjazz.org/52ndStreet/ RelFinder http://www.visualdataweb.org/relfinder.php

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