Mobile Devices and Data Collection in the Field

A handful of devicesFAIMS has just returned from the Aegean, after having collected some data with our new mobile tool. We propose an interactive workshop where we explore not only how the FAIMS App works, but general methodologies for collecting data “in the field”.

We also plan to have an interactive discussion on data structures for field data collection, a review of the data we collected, and a general discussion on the difficulties of technology adoption in the humanities. We invite other presenters and audience to this session.

Comment if you’re interested!

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Linked Open Data: Libraries, Archives, Museums (LODLAM)

Session Proposal

There have been two LODLAM international summits (2011, 2013) and a wide range of projects generating or reusing linked open data in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) and digital humanities realms. Would be great to get in a room and talk and share information about what to do and how to publish linked open data to the cloud or reuse data (from the cloud).

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There are some good examples to look into:

  • Linked Jazz – a digital humanities project run out of the Pratt Institute.
  • The WWI Collection – a digital library/archives project run out of University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.
  • – the provision of collection metadata as linked open data by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
  • – a pilot project to provide a subset of the Europeana collection metadata as linked open data.
  • Linking History in a Place – a project aggregating collection data related to Canberra led by Culture Victoria and developed by Tim Sherratt (Wragge Labs).




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Announcing THATCamp Sydney 2013

Announcing THATCamp Sydney 2013!

Day 1: 30th October 9:30am – 4:30pm | Day 2: 31st October 9:00am – 12:45pm

Location: State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW and Intersect Australia are proud to present THATCamp Sydney 2013 over two big days in October.

As noted on

“THATCamp stands for ‘The Humanities and Technology Camp.’ It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.”

This is the first time (to our knowledge) a THATCamp has been held in Sydney, which makes this event especially exciting. If you’ve never attended a THATCamp before, you can get a good idea of what goes on at them by looking the websites of previous THATCamps in MelbourneCanberra and Brisbane (to list but a few) and the website (which lists hundreds of THATCamps that have and will happen all around the world).

If you’re passionate about the humanities, technology or operate at the nexus, the digital humanities, then this unconference is for you. Places are strictly limited, allocated on a first-come-first-served based, and will go fast, so please register now.

Please visit this site regularly or follow us on Twitter @THATCampSYD to stay up to date in the lead up to THATCamp Sydney 2013.


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