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.