IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 828: Borders Created by Metadata Standards for Digital Manuscript Studies Research

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Digital Medievalist
Organiser:Roman Bleier, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Daniela Schulz, Graduiertenkolleg 2196 'Dokument - Text - Edition', Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Paper 828-aBorder Patrol: Negotiating the Edges of Metadata Standards and Manuscript Description in an LOD Environment
(Language: English)
Lynn Ransom, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 828-bModelling Charters in the Text Encoding Initiative with the CEI_TEI ODD
(Language: English)
Sean Winslow, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 828-cDeploying Linked Data for Medieval Manuscript Provenance Research
(Language: English)
Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

All over the world manuscript collections are being digitised and metadata about medieval manuscripts are published on the internet. This pool of information about manuscripts is a rich resource that could be used to answer all kinds of research questions. However, different metadata standards used for manuscript cataloging and incoherent description practices result in ‘metadata borders’ and issues of interoperability between online resources that have to be overcome. Lynn Ransom will start the session by outlining the problem and by discussing the potential of linked data for digital metadata research. The second speaker, Sean Winslow, will present on recent developments in the modelling of medieval charters with the TEI. The third paper by Toby Burrows will deal with the problems of digital infrastructures for large-scale analysis of provenance research.