Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016 for more information.
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Tuesday, December 13 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Digital Humanities Collections and Technologies

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Demonstration of a Humanities Data Library (Choudhury, Patton)

The Sheridan Libraries have developed digital humanities projects for two decades beginning with the Roman de la Rose digital library that began in the mid-1990s to the current Archaeology of Reading. Over this time, the Libraries have systematically built infrastructure to browse, use and preserve a range of humanities data. This presentation features a demonstration of the Libraries' evolving efforts to use this infrastructure for locally hosted data that is automatically compliant with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF); IIIF-compliant data from other institutions; and data from other infrastructure nodes that are not IIIF-compliant. This humanities data library provides common access to data with different models allowing the data to be viewed and searched in various ways. Users can browse all data through image viewing and search or use subsets of data based on availability of metadata, transcriptions, etc. The demonstration will include feature data from multiple projects and showcase specific searches that highlight support for multiple data models.

Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Promote Engagement with Traditional Culture: The National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin (Howard, Prado)

During the early years of the Irish republic, the government of Ireland sponsored a range of activities to strengthen national identity through the traditional culture of Ireland-promotion of Irish language, Gaelic sports, and preservation of the folklore and traditional knowledge of the island and its people. The National Folklore Collection (NFC) at University College Dublin (UCD) originated through this latter effort, which was led by from 1935 through 1970 by the Irish Folklore Commission (Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann). The Commission collected information in virtually all media formats, spanning all aspects of human endeavor and traditional knowledge, from material culture to oral literature, language and artistic expression. Now one of the world's largest ethnographic archives, the NFC remains the depository of record for Irish folklore and ethnography, and promulgates its role in promoting Irish traditions through the use of digital technologies.

The NFC has begun the ambitious task of digitizing and making available all of the materials gathered by the National Folklore Commission. Through a collaborative activity with Fiontar, an academic unit at Dublin City University (DCU), it has embarked on a decade-long project to promote engagement, nationally and internationally, with the digitized record of Irish traditional culture. The presentation will explore the evolving strategy to engage the public and scholars alike though the dissemination of digital resources in interactive, English/Irish environments. These environments seek to integrate information systems from both UCD and DCU that manage related information, leveraging emerging standards, such as the IIIF and Open Annotations/Web Annotations.


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Sayeed Choudhury

Head of OSPO, Johns Hopkins University
Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Head of the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). I’m also a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) at JHU. I’ve... Read More →
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John B. Howard

University Librarian, University College Dublin

Mark Patton

Senior Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University
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Sharon S. Prado

Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives, University College Dublin
Cultural Heritage Collections, digital humanities, teaching and learning, the National Folklore Collection at UCD, resource development, audio-visual collections, music.

Tuesday December 13, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am EST
Federal B Room Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC