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“Digital Sensations”: New generation of innovative solutions advancing digital curation

Diana Sisu | 24 February 2019

Dr Natalia Grincheva, Reasearch Fellow at the University of Melbourne, gives a video tour of the demos at IDCC 2019.

The Demo Section of the IDCC 2019 conference presentations brought together seven digital curators from different countries working across academia and professional world. They offered a wide range of new digital solutions addressing various data curation challenges and transforming it into a more productive, exciting and sustainable endeavour. This video blog was inspired by the diversity of innovative solutions that all adhere to the key FAIR Data Principles, bringing data Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability to a completely new quality level.

The videos below provide more details about a range of software applications presented at the conference. These digital programs and tools offer ready-to use solutions for a variety of problems on the full cycle of data curation. For example, software apps, platforms and even environments, presented by the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, EaaSI network and BitCurator, were developed to automate and optimise analysis of large amount of data as well as to improve data access and advance reusability of various types and formats of data by bringing it to a new life. Academics from the Digital Studio at the University of Melbourne presented two immersive online dynamic applications for more appealing and accurate data visualisation and interpretation. These apps were specifically designed for cultural and heritage sectors for preservation, presentation and evaluation purposes.  Finally, innovative solutions offered by ExLibris and Wikipedia, provided a whole set of new tools to significantly advance research impact and maximise its sharing on the global scale.

If you missed the demo presentations or did not have a chance to attend the IDCC this year, this is your chance! Enjoy!

Solutions for data analysis, advanced access and reusability

Create new digital possibilities for ALL Humanities researchers with the Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Chris Houghton, Head of Digital Scholarship, International – Gale Primary Sources:
Gale Digital Scholar Lab, at the forefront of a digital humanities revolution!

Gale Lab.mp4

Scaling Emulation and Software Preservation Infrastructure, the EaaSI network

Euan Cochrane, Digital Preservation Manager, Yale University Library:
“Emulation and software preservation are getting EaaSIer!”


Enabling Access to Digital Collections with Natural Language Processing: BitCurator NLP

Dr Christopher (Cal) Lee, Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science:
“Find the patterns in the bits using natural language processing.”

Bit Curator.m4v

Solutions for creative data representation and heritage preservation

Performance Venues and Cultural Legacy: Visualisation demonstration

Andrew Fuhrmann, Research Assistant, Ausstage, The University of Melbourne:
“Old venues come alive when we connect these different archives.”


The Australian Center for the Moving Image on the Global Map: Geo-visualisation of Soft Power

Dr Natalia Grincheva, Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne:

“Visualising multiple sets of big data generated by museums has never been so evocative to expose museum influence on the global map!”


Solutions for global data sharing and maximising research impacts

Delivering the Next-Gen Research Repository, ExLibris

Nir Sherwinter, Director of Solution Architecture, Asia-Pacific:
“Your path to greater research impact starts with Esploro”


Using Wikipedia as the ideal academic outreach platform

Dr Thomas Shafee, Editor in Chief, WikiJournal of Science:
“If you have a wealth of knowledge - ask yourself how you can best give it away.”


About Natalia

Natalia Grincheva is a Research Fellow at the Transformative Technologies Research Unit at the University of Melbourne. She holds several prestigious international academic awards, including Fulbright (2007-2009), Quebec Fund (2011–2013), Australian Endeavour (2012–2013) and SOROS research grant (2013-2014).

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