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Pnc2010 knowledge-talk

  1. 1. When Digital Archives Encounter Digital Natives: The Knowledge Issue Shih-Chieh Ilya Li ilyaericlee@gmail.com 2010.12.1 at PNC, HK 2010年12月6日星期
  2. 2. The Stories of Archives • A bit of myself • Spatial definition of archives • The practices of archives • Two approaches • Producer-centered digital archives • User-centered digital archives http://www.khyentsefoundation.org/chinese/downloads/thumb_digital.gif 2010年12月6日星期
  3. 3. Producer-centered Digital Archives • Examination criteria • Policy-level pre-assumption • Content analysis: metadata & requirement • Project execution framework • Duck test (inductive reasoning): “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” 2010年12月6日星期
  4. 4. User-centered Digital Archives • Avoid the contradictories • We want a “producer-centered” digital archives, but we also want “hits” • Producers could want & contribute more NYTimes Nov. 16, 2010: Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches • User-centered is a neutral method to leverage participants’ productivity • Professors vs. digital natives 2010年12月6日星期
  5. 5. Digital Natives • “Digital natives are younger children and youth who have embraced digital technologies and tools as central to their everyday lives and sense of the self – who used (and abused) these technologised spaces in unpredictable and creative ways beyond, and often against, the authority of the State” (Shah; 2007). http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uLA4nDc6dhg/S8zTRIDUszI/AAAAAAAAACQ/EswKwhAdIHQ/s1600/gyj_bor_rou_sha.jpg 2010年12月6日星期
  6. 6. Closer Look at Digital Natives • Digital natives beyond “the state” • Co-evolving with “technologised spaces” • Against or innovate? • What are the “technologised spaces”? • Image-based communication (incl. video) • Search & other features • Portable & social media / services e.g. what is the hashtag of our conf/panel? 2010年12月6日星期
  7. 7. Contradictory Mindsets • Different mentalities • open vs. closure • Inside vs. outside • Internal vs. external • Struggles of user behaviors: encountering 2010年12月6日星期
  8. 8. Redefining Archives • “Movage”(Long Now Foundation) • Representation of archives (SL) • Moving images archives & archivists • Social media as archives / SM’s archives • Library of congress aiming at preserving tweets from twitter 2010年12月6日星期
  9. 9. Case Studies • UltraFilter (MingliYuan / WPIC, 2010) • zh.wikipedia.org initiative • provide more means engaging users • Paper.li (SmallRivers, 2010) • Twitter app of social relation bot • Form as a new paper daily service • On the boundary of SPAM Archives-Services turn into new 2010年12月6日星期
  10. 10. The Knowledge Issue • How could our archives (collectively, maybe) provide us new knowledge we need? • Collaborative knowledge • Relational knowledge (dbpedia & link data) • Migrational / fluid / dynamic knowledge • Real-time knowledge • Action-oriented knowledge 2010年12月6日星期
  11. 11. Conclusion • A long way to go & moving toward: • Practical “Cloud Culture” (by Charles Leadbeater) More culture heritage stored in digital form + More accessible to more people + People better equipped with more tools to add creativity to the collection = Exponential growth in mass culture expression • Social technologies and social design for digital archives 2010年12月6日星期
  12. 12. Thanks for UR Attention! 2010年12月6日星期

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