How do you know what you are looking for?

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How do you know what you are looking for?

  1. 1. Finding/Capturing How do you know what you are looking for? ! 4 February 2014
  2. 2. How Do You Engage? Who Found a New Way to Engage and Practice Social Scholarship after last week’s lecture?
  3. 3. Automated Twitter Follow/Search ‣ Active History (http://www.activehistory.co.uk/historianson-twitter/)
  4. 4. Is there digital artefacts that are not data?
  5. 5. Reading ‣ Europeana
  6. 6. “Digitisation and online accessibility are essential ways to highlight cultural and scientific heritage, to inspire the creation of new content and to encourage new online services to emerge. They help to democratise access and to develop the information society and the knowledge-based economy.”
  7. 7. Europeana Objective: ! "to give access to all of Europe’s
 digitised cultural heritage by 2025."
  8. 8. Europeana by the Numbers 30000000 22500000 15000000 7500000 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  9. 9. Barriers ‣ ‣ ‣ Intellectual Property Acceleration of Process of Digitisation Sustainable Funding
  10. 10. “Creativity is the driving force of economic growth.” Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class, Basic Books, 2002 !
  11. 11. "If a resource does not have any associated metadata information, then it is essentially lost."
  12. 12. "If a resource has erroneous, inconsistent, or not enough metadata information, then it is essentially nonexistent."
  13. 13. Initial Questions ‣ Structure? ‣ ‣ Format? ‣ ‣ Structured versus Unstructured? What do you use? Use? ‣ Where is this all going?
  14. 14. A Data Vis driven way to locate papers
  15. 15. Data Consisting of What? ‣ Basic types of content that we are used to deal with: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Text Numbers Images Video Other, more “complex” stuff: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Relations, connections, links - a genealogy Time and space coords - the path of migratory birds Animations – a piece of courseware 3D models – the plan of your house
  16. 16. Sources ‣ Data ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Image Data ‣ ‣ ‣ Europeana Project Guttenberg Open Data Catalog NINES Getty British Library Systems / Tools ‣ ‣ Spiders - Heretrix Getty -
  17. 17. Data: Europeana ‣ Europeana
  18. 18. Data: Project Guttenberg
  19. 19. Data: Open Data Catalog
  20. 20. Open Data Index
  21. 21. Open Data Ireland
  22. 22. Data: NINES
  23. 23. Images: The Getty Archive
  24. 24. Images: The British Library
  25. 25. Portals are one thing, but increasingly it is through communication streams that you discover what’s available… blog post on Active History this am.
  26. 26. Tools: Spiders ‣ ‣ https://webarchive.jira.com/ Heritrix is the Internet Archive's open-source, extensible, web-scale, archival-quality web crawler project.
  27. 27. Tools: Getty Vocabularies
  28. 28. Next Week: Analysing Please take a look at: ! Reading Ship’s Logs Exploring 50000 Images from the WWW Comparing Web Archives by Using Large Numbers of Images
  29. 29. Thank You shawn.day@ucc.ie @iridium

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