Digital Humanities takes a trip to Barcelona!

Digital Humanities takes a trip to Barcelona!
April 28, 2017 Lauren Attana

Malcolm Wolski presented on the project activities at the 9th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance in Barcelona in early April.  The session involved presentations from a number of project activities, including C&Cs project, from the international audience followed by discussions on topics of interest.

Other presentations covered:

  • The scope of the The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science and related IPERION CH (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage)
  • A PID service being developed by the National Gallery London with a unique code: xxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. Three alphanumeric characters to define specific types of group of concepts – objects, people, events etc. Sets of four alphanumeric characters as a simple unique code. Each extra set of four alphanumeric characters will multiply the total number by 364
  • The scope of activities under project THOR (funded by European Commission) to develop and establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle.
  • DARIAH-EU activities in digital research infrastructure for the arts and humanities
  • ResearchSpace being developed by the British Museum. ResearchSpace development uses the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM). This means that data from many different sources can be integrated, but while access to the data is homogeneous, the data itself retains its individual characteristics, original meaning and perspectives. This provides the ideal environment for research and allows analysis at both micro and macro levels.
  • Iiif and Project Mirador – a multi-institutional image viewer
  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University

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