Friday, 14 November 2014

Digital Archiving as Information Production Seminar


On Tuesday 18 November Dr Jonathan Foster of the Information School will present a seminar on ‘digital archiving as information production: using experts and learners in the design of subject access’. 

This seminar will present a framework that characterizes digital archiving as a form of information production.  The framework is then applied within the context of designing a digital archive for an electronic artwork called Rider Spoke.  The talk will discuss:

  • How students from the Information School at the University of Sheffield were invited to tag video content from the archive, and to develop terms and a vocabulary
  • How a subsequent content analysis on these tags was conducted, and a subject language developed.  The resulting subject scheme for the artwork with seven facets, sub-facets, and examples is then presented. 

The seminar will take place at 13:00 in lecture room RC-204 with refreshments beforehand at 12:30 in the Information School, Regent Court.  All are welcome and there is no need to book.

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