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|Title: ||Dual levels of significance in Australian historical data: the case for equilibrium|
|Authors: ||Bellamy, Craig|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Abstract: ||This presentation will examine a number of digitised historical corpuses available to Australian researchers to illuminate their ongoing significance within digital scholarship. Many of the corpuses are available through the National Library, state and national archives, and various institutional repositories. Through contextualisation with seminal digital projects in classics and other historical disciplines, the author will examine the significance of the corpuses in both their historical setting and importance for digital scholarship. It is the contention of the author that many digital corpuses, whist emanating from significant recordings of the Australian past, have a less-significant presence online. And inversely, digital corpuses that may not record a significant historical event may, in fact, be highly significant to digital scholarship (both now and in the future). It is these 'levels of significance' between content and form that are often unbalanced in many digital projects, which may impede their longer term sustainability. Historical significance, it its many layers, is a vital determinant of sustainability. And historical significance is also largely a component of scholarly interpretation and the underlying factors that either impede or promote this. The author, through examining a number of case studies, will suggest the properties of an ideal model.|
|Type of Work: ||Conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship|
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