IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1549: Exploring Manuscript Provenance with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project: A Workshop

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project, University of Oxford
Organiser:Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts
Abstract

This workshop will demonstrate the results of the T-AP Digging Into Data Challenge project Mapping Manuscript Migrations (MMM). Using Linked Data technologies to aggregate data from three existing manuscript research resources (Bibale, the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, and the Bodleian Library’s TEI-based Medieval Manuscripts Catalogue), MMM allows researchers to perform complex queries across the three datasets in the custom-built interface or through a SPARQL query interface.

This hands-on workshop will cover the following topics:
* Exploring the user interface: searching, filtering, browsing
* Visualising and exporting results for reuse
* Querying the data with SPARQL via the Yasgui tool
* Comparing MMM results to similar queries in the source databases

Participants will be able to test their own research questions or use sample queries from the project itself.

Participants include Toby Burrows (University of Oxford), Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania), and Hanno Wijsman (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris).