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Humanities data curation slides


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Humanities data curation slides

  1. 1. Humanities Data Curation: Building the Foundation of the Humanities CollaboratoryHarriett GreenEnglish and Digital Humanities LibrarianUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignACRL Research Program, “Data Curation as a Form ofCollaborative Research,” June 24, 2012
  2. 2. Is there Data in the humanities? Humanities research traditionally centers around analog materials: books, images, manuscripts Digital humanities = data
  3. 3. What is the digital humanities?“The application of algorithmically facilitated search,retrieval, and critical processes that, originating inhumanities-based work, have been demonstrated tohave application far beyond. Associated with criticaltheory, this area is typified by interpretative studies thatassist in our intellectual and aesthetic understanding ofhumanistic works.”A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by SusanSchreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth (2004) 3
  4. 4. Digital Humanities Research
  5. 5. Digital Humanities Projects  Data XML and XSLT files for TEI and marked up text GIS mapping Iterative Visualizations Image files Software versions and tool prototypes Mueller, “Exploration and Curation,” Project Bamboo Newsletter, spring 2012
  6. 6. Humanities Data Curation: Where Does it Fit?  Studies in humanities data curation  My experiences in humanities data curation  Looking ahead
  7. 7. DH: curator  scholar“Digital Humanities revolution promotes a fundamentalreshaping of the research and teaching landscape. Itrecasts the scholar as curator and the curator asscholar, and, in so doing, sets out both to reinvigoratescholarly practice by means of an expanded set ofpossibilities and demands, and to renew the scholarlymission of museums, libraries, and archives.”—Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0 (2009) 7
  8. 8. Humanities Data Curation: Studies ACLS, Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2006) Summer Humanities Data Curation Summit, 2011  Muñoz and Renear, “Issues in Humanities Data Curation” discussion paper per/premeeting/
  9. 9. Collaboratories“A center without walls, in which researchers canperform their research without regard to physicallocation-interacting with colleagues, accessinginstrumentation, sharing data and computationalresources, and accessing information in digitallibraries.”—W.A. Wulf, “The Collaboratory Opportunity,”Science (1993)Tyler and Skinner, New Roles for New Times: DigitalCuration for Preservation (2011) 9
  10. 10. A web-based text mining application hosted at the University of Illinois Library Contains a closed corpus of curated texts marked up in TEI and POS tagging Texts selected from public collections (Documenting the American South) and proprietary (EEBO) Users can analyze a subset of texts with tools based on SEASR and Meandre
  11. 11. Challenges of Data Curation with MONK Human resources Cyberinfrastructure Documentation and maintenance history Set goals for long-term viability?
  12. 12. Partner Institutions:Mission:  Australian National University“How can we  Indiana Universityadvance arts and   Northwestern University Tufts Universityhumanities research  University of California, Berkeleythrough the  University of Chicago  University of Illinois, Urbana-development of Champaignshared technology  University of Maryland  University of Oxfordservices?”  University of Wisconsin, Madison
  13. 13. Hathi Trust Research Center Digital Humanities Awards Recipient InterviewsReport (linked from HTRC website): Objectives: HTRC will provide a persistent and sustainable structure to enable original and cutting edge research Provision secure computational and data environment for scholars to perform research using HathiTrust Digital Library
  14. 14. Looking AheadDH Curation Guide: http://guide.dhcuration.orgWhite paper on findings from Humanities DataCuration Summit:
  15. 15. Thank you! Harriett Green English and Digital Humanities LibrarianUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Twitter: @greenharr