Cultures and Community takes on THETA 2017!

Cultures and Community takes on THETA 2017!
May 30, 2017 Lauren Attana
The Culture and Community project team submitted their paper on Enabling better data discovery of records across archives institutions and libraries  which won second place at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) in Auckland. Well done to our authors: Professor Mark Finnane, Sarah Nisbet, Michael McGuinness, Ingrid Mason, Nicolas Rossow and Malcolm Wolski!
The project team was out in full force at THETA, with project members Professor Mark Finnane and Michael McGuinness presenting a session on how the Prosecution Project and the Cultures and Community project enables better data discovery of records across archives institutions and libraries.
They demonstrated how the Prosecution Project paved the way for the Open API concept which will replace the current manual methods with automatic workflows that result in permanent links between objects held at the two repository/databases.

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  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut

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