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Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship

Dates: 12-14th December 2011
Venue: University of Melbourne, Australia
A PARADISEC conference

In 2006 we ran the interdisciplinary conference Sustainable Data from Digital Fieldwork: From creation to archive and back, and published papers and podcasts of presentations in an Open Access repository. Five years on, we want to address the field of digital humanities scholarship, again from the perspective of methods for improving research outcomes by better use of technology.

Digital methods for recording information are now ubiquitous. In fieldwork-based disciplines, like linguistics, musicology, anthropology and so on, recordings are typically of high cultural value and there is great benefit in the proper curation of these recordings, to the researcher, to the community in which they worked, and to the broader society.

What are the costs and benefits of these technologies?
How can we:

  • ensure the longevity of the data we record
  • access our own data over time
  • provide public access to publicly funded research data (including dealing with ethical and IP issues)
  • provide data to the people we record, especially to those who have little access to computers or the internet
  • ensure that our research processes and analysis take maximum advantage of the access to data provided by digital methods
  • embed our analysis in accessible data to allow verification of our claims
  • enable research based on digital data from archival sources
  • develop tools and processes that accumulate data in standards-conformant formats

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 26
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2011Online presentation of media and text. Foundations for verification of analyses.Thieberger, Nick; Nordlinger, Rachel
2011Digital representation and the use of shared texts: the case of a theatrical prompt bookFiormonte, Domenico; Schmidt, Desmond
2011Community-based website building: The Language Documentation Training Center’s approach to mentor-mentee partnershipButler, Katie
2011Getting it Right from the StartGardiner, Gabrielle; Byrne, Alex; Thorpe, Kirsten; Mulhollann, Elizabeth
2011'On-line' resources for off-line communitiesTurpin, Myfany; Carew, Margaret
2011Challenges in lemmatising signed language digital video corpora: the measure of lexical frequency in Australian and British signed languagesSchembri, Adam; Johnston, Trevor; Fenlon, Jordan; Cormier, Kearsy; Rentelis, Ramas
2011Creating a digital wordlist for Lopit: a case study in time and motionBillington, Rosey; Musgrave, Simon; Hajek, John
2011The Digital Nehan Songbook ProjectOlstad, John
2011Roundtable on the ethics of making publicly available historical data 'more' public through linkage and database constructionKippen, Rebecca; McCalman, Janet; Silcot, Sandra; Smith, Len
2011Dual levels of significance in Australian historical data: the case for equilibriumBellamy, Craig
2011Investigating Connected Speech from Tohono O'odham Digitized Legacy DataFitzgerald, Colleen
2011Found: Data, Textuality, and the Digital HumanitiesRamsay, Stephen
2011Archaeological database development: the people and place projectMurray, Tim; Cook, Penny; Tuohy, Conal
2011Jurra is best: Metadata design for a range of outputs from legacy recordingsCarew, Margaret
2011Contributor affiliations-
Dec-2011Assessing the Value of Semantic Annotation Services for 3D Museum ArtefactsHunter, Jane; Yu, Chih-hao
Dec-2011Documentation of traditional songs and ritual texts: issues for archivingMorey, Stephen
Dec-2011Looking at language: appropriate design for sign language resources in remote Australian Indigenous communitiesGreen, Jennifer; Woods, Gail; Foley, Ben
022.JPG.jpgDec-2011Excellence in research for Australia and sustainable dataMusgrave, Simon; Hajek, John
Dec-2011Sharing humanities data for e-research: conceptual and technical issuesBurrows, Toby
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 26