Research Process Presentation - Digital Humanities Observatory

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					M2LD and the Research
  Project Lifecycle


From Metadata to Linked Data
     Jennifer Edmond



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       Where we ended…

• What to model?
• What to link?
• Digital rot?

• …all questions gesturing
 toward the link between
 technology and the research
 process
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  The very big question

• How do we get the most out of
  the (often sizable) investment
  of time, money and intellectual
  input that we make in a digital
  humanities project?




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         Levels of knowledge


Known       Known           Unknowns    Unknowable
Knowns      Unknowns        Unknowns    Unknowns

Research    Technology      Standards   Migration
Questions   Choices
                            Metadata    Technology
            Dissemination               Choices




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    A few more questions
• What do you need to know for scoping
  (best practice, similar projects, reusable
  tools)?
• What skills or collaborators (=resources)
  do you need for delivery?
• What time or equipment (= more
  resources) do you need for delivery?
• Remember: more projects fail because of
  planning than technical barriers (the old
  trilemma of good/fast/cheap)




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Distinct array of skills
       required
– Humanities domain knowledge
– Technical design
– HCI
– Data architecture/knowledge
  engineering
– Process
– Control
– Environment



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Research as sigmoid




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Longer term perspective


                      project

                                hand-
              pro-              over
              posal

       plan

idea




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  Where the support is


                      project

                                hand-
              pro-              over
              posal

       plan

idea




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       A single project


                         Inter-
                         pret
                                  dissem-
                assem-            inate
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       gather

prep




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•   XML markup (Oxygen)
•   Parallel Markup
•   Geospatial markup (kml, Google Earth)
•   Versioning Machine
•   Collatex
•   Juxta
•   TaporWare
•   Voyeur
•   OpenCalais
•   Yahoo Pipes
•   OWL Ontologies (Protégé)
•   Sparql Queries (Snorql)/RDF/TTL




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• Where are the possible
  connection points between
  these technologies/tools and
  the research process?
• imagine, design, build,
  investigate, document,
  maintain, migrate


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       A single project


                         Inter-
                         pret
                                  dissem-
                assem-            inate
                ble


       gather

prep




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  Case Study Framework

• What are the research questions and/or those of
  the intended users? Can/should other possible
  future users be taken into account?
• Does the research project have the resources it
  needs (team/skills/money/time)?
• Where in the research process is there a role for
  M2LD technologies? Which ones?
• What are the scope/resource implications of this
  adoption (in the short and long term)?
   – How well integrated into its environment is the project?
   – Who are its stakeholders, and are they engaged?
   – Does the project need to raise/lower its ambitions to be
     deliverable?




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                  Case Studies

• 10 minutes: Intro, shuffle, elect rappoteur (not the
  case owner)
• 10 minutes: read/review case study
• 10 minutes: questions to case owner
• 20 minutes: discuss within case study framework,
  in particular how various technologies *could* be
  implemented and whether they *should* be used
  (but don’t feel limited to this)
• 10 minutes: assemble report

Coffee at 11!


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