[Humanist] 27.334 taxonomy of activities & objects? tools, interaction, methods?

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Fri Sep 13 09:43:50 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 334.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    agiati benardou <a.benardou at dcu.gr>                       (25)
        Subject: Europeana Cloud Web Survey

  [2]   From:    "Munson, Matthew" <mmunson at gcdh.de>                       (23)
        Subject: Taxonomy of Scholarly Activities and Objects

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:28:02 +0300
        From: agiati benardou <a.benardou at dcu.gr>
        Subject: Europeana Cloud Web Survey

Dear colleagues,

It is with pleasure that we share with you the Web Survey we designed
towards the understanding of the use of tools, the interaction with content
and the research methods employed by Humanities and Social Sciences
researchers, with particular emphasis on Europeana and TEL material.

I would like to kindly ask you to respond to the questionnaire, as well as
circulate it was widely as possible to your community and other networks you
may be involved in. Also, please share away on Twitter, Facebook, or any
other tool you may be using. Please bear in mind that the Web Survey will
remain active until the *end of September*.


We are looking forward to your responses,With best wishes and thanks,

Agiatis Benardou, 
Europeana Cloud 
http://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud WP1 leader

Agiatis Benardou, MA, MSc, PhD
Research Associate
Digital Curation Unit  http://www.dcu.gr/
R.C. "Athena", Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Postal Address: Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou
GR-151 25 Maroussi, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 6875428, Fax: (+30) 210 6856804
Email: a.benardou at dcu.gr

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:01:58 +0000
        From: "Munson, Matthew" <mmunson at gcdh.de>
        Subject: Taxonomy of Scholarly Activities and Objects

Dear Humanists,

DARIAH, DiRT, and DHCommons, as a first step in their international effort to produce a registry of digital humanities resources (e.g., projects, people, institutions, methods, tools, educational resources) has produced a draft of a taxonomy of scholarly activities and objects that will act as the back-end to this proposed registry.  This  taxonomy has been developed for use by more than just our joint project, however, being developed for use by any community-driven site or project that aims to make information relevant to digital humanities more easily discoverable. The taxonomy is expected to be particularly useful to endeavors aiming to collect information on digital humanities tools, methods, projects, or readings. The initial partners that have committed to adopting the taxonomy are DARIAH’s Zotero-based bibliography, the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) directory, and centerNet’s DHCommons project directory. DARIAH-EU has also committed to using this taxonomy as a basis for further development into a more complex ontology of digital scholarly methods, ensuring the continued updating and existence of the work presented here.

In order to make this taxonomy as widely useful as possible, we hope to collect broad input from the community.  To this end, we are asking you for your input.  A draft of the taxonomy exists as a Google Doc here: http://bit.ly/17UsWiU.  Anyone with this link can comment on the document.  

Please leave comments in the document itself, or email the taxonomy coordinators listed at the end of this email. Feedback will be open until Friday, September 27th. After that point, the coordinators will review and incorporate comments, with the goal of putting the taxonomy in place on DiRT, DHCommons, and DARIAH’s Zotero bibliography in early October.

This already usable taxonomy will then be further developed into a full-blown ontology by the NeDiMAH project in Europe and maintained beyond that time by DARIAH.  We are not trying to produce the mother of all ontologies.  Instead, we are trying to produce something that is useful, that can be updated easily, and that will be maintained for many years.  If you are interested in having your voice heard in this endeavor, please take a few minutes to read through the document and give us your input.

On behalf of all the coordinators in this project, I would like to thank you in advance for your input.  Feel free at any time to email any or all of us with any questions you may have.


Matt Munson

Luise Borek, borek at linglit.tu-darmstadt.de
Quinn Dombrowski, quinnd at berkeley.edu
Matthew Munson, mmunson at gcdh.de
Jody Perkins, perkintj at miamioh.edu
Christof Schöch, christof.schoech at uni-wuerzburg.de

Matthew Munson

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Papendiek 16
37073 Göttingen
+49 (0)551-39-10 997
www: http://www.gcdh.de/en/people/team/matthew_munson/

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