IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1739: Digital Methods, III: Metadata, Shared Standards, and Tools for Manuscript Study

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:DigiPal: Digital Resource & Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies & Diplomatic
Organiser:Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Peter A. Stokes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Paper 1739-aFormative Wisdom
(Language: English)
Samuel Rubenson, Centrum för Teologi och Religionsvetenskap, Lunds Universitet
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Comparative, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1739-bManuscript Cataloguing in a Digital Age
(Language: English)
Matthew L. Holford, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1739-cDe-Localising the Archive: Uses and Applications of IIIF for Medieval Manuscript Repositories
(Language: English)
Cai Henderson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session explores the importance of metadata and shared standards for online digital resources. It offers three distinct yet complementary case studies which discuss the the development of a collaborative digital platform for the registration of metadata and contents of manuscripts; the importance of institutional collaboration and open data and software; the possibilities offered by the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF); and the process of democratising international standards by embedding them in tools with wide traction and low entry barriers in the digital humanities and manuscript studies community.