Whether it is the subject matter itself or the result of the research process: new information about persons is continually being discovered-- which in turn needs to be documented and connected to existing data. The different requirements of research and information technology call for increased communication and comprehensive networks. We thus invite you to our second workshop: 'More Persons – More Data-- More Repositories' (March 4th – 6th 2013, BBAW).
The use of digital biographical resources is becoming more and more of a focus in academic discourse, which has been influenced by technical and theoretical developments in data editing and data networking. Semantic technology supports research that works with heterogeneous and divergent data through a global and consistent markup of resources, which can then be searched in various and flexible ways. Standards are essential in this context: the 'Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND)' is an example of an established basis for data networking.
Visualizations of data inventories is not only being attempted through the presentation of person-networks, but also through spatial perspectives. Services exist that meet academic standards, which make it possible to create geographical localizations visualized over periods of time.
These and many other topics ultimately need to be considered from the perspective of the academic researcher in the context of digital humanities.
In this workshop we wish to further develop and discuss this extensive field between the allocation and the academic use of digital resources.
The workshop is organized by the DFG project 'Person Data Repository' (PDR), a part of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The project was was extended for an additional three years in 2012. Research staff and collaborators will present both technical and content oriented innovations and explain possible uses of the web services and data interfaces.
Besides lectures and presentations, there will be the chance to discuss specific questions with experts and participants during organized discussion tables. A poster session will give participants the opportunity to present their own projects and involve them directly in the discourse.
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