Event

Oct 2, 2018
From Local Gazetteers Project to Asia Network: Working with Licensed Materials in Digital Humanities

In this BBL, the speakers will talk about the difficulty of using primary sources through digital humanities due to the great many high quality sources being licensed and only accessible through pre-defined features provided by database owners.

We will use the Local Gazetteers Project as an example to highlight this situation, and extend it to explaining why we came up with Asia Network, a technical solution that we propose to solve this problem. While being fully aware of the well-established research infrastructures such as DARIAH, CLARIN, and HathiTrust, Asia Network proposes a different approach: that is, to build a network of resources and research tools linked with APIs instead of creating giant silos. We welcome comments and discussions about our choice of technical architecture, as well as to what “research infrastructures for digital humanities” should provide to historians given the wide variety of research needs.  

 

 

Address

Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Room
Room 265
Contact and Registration

All are welcome to attend, regardless of prior experience of the digital humanities. Registration is required for external participants. To register, and for further information on the Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch series email Research IT Group.

About This Series

The Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Workshop occurs bi-weekly. Each session explores a new topic; workshops are usually interactive, and we often invite external speakers. Please feel free to bring your lunch, and a laptop or notebook in order to participate!

2018-10-02T12:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2018-10-02 12:00:00 2018-10-02 13:30:00 From Local Gazetteers Project to Asia Network: Working with Licensed Materials in Digital Humanities In this BBL, the speakers will talk about the difficulty of using primary sources through digital humanities due to the great many high quality sources being licensed and only accessible through pre-defined features provided by database owners. We will use the Local Gazetteers Project as an example to highlight this situation, and extend it to explaining why we came up with Asia Network, a technical solution that we propose to solve this problem. While being fully aware of the well-established research infrastructures such as DARIAH, CLARIN, and HathiTrust, Asia Network proposes a different approach: that is, to build a network of resources and research tools linked with APIs instead of creating giant silos. We welcome comments and discussions about our choice of technical architecture, as well as to what “research infrastructures for digital humanities” should provide to historians given the wide variety of research needs.       MPIWG Florian Kräutli admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public