FSU Digital Library & Digital Humanities Collection

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FSU Digital Library & Digital Humanities Collection
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Taylor, Laurie N.
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UF Libraries
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Gainesville, FL
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Review of digital humanities and digital library collaborative project at The Florida State University.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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FSU Digital Library & Digital Humanities Collection


I'm always looking for other project
examples of digital humanities and digital

interested in small and mid-scale examples,
: where researchers have data sets of digital
files of their primary research materials. In
some cases, these may be statistical data
sets and in others these may be sets of files
representing textual documents, image
documents, artifacts, and others. Good
examples of these data sets can be used to
show how much primary resource
documentation and digitization researchers
conduct, how these resources are part of
and inform the scholarly process, and how sharing these resources can enrich the final research
publications and entire fields of research. Simpler examples of digital humanities' needs are
particularly useful because they show how researchers can do what they're already doing, and
how they and their field can benefit from collaborating with digital libraries to share their
primary resources.

I recently learned about a great example of a
collaborative digital library and digital humanities
project at The Florida State University (FSU). The
project has been completed and an article was
published on it in 2008 (article: Plato L. Smith II, (2008)
"Where IR you?: Using "open access" to extend the
reach and richness of faculty research within a
e .university", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 24 Iss: 3,
pp.174 184). The project was a collaboration between
the FSU Libraries and an FSU anthropology faculty
member, Cheryl Ward. Ward had 800+ artifact images
of the Sadana Island Shipwreck Excavation of 1995-
S -43 1998 in Egypt. The digital files for these were stored in
an office on disc and had no metadata. Thus,
accessibility and the supports for preservation were
concerns. The collaboration for this project created a
digital archive for the digital images of the Sadana
Island artifacts, including creating metadata, and the digital files were archived within the FSU
Institutional Repository (IR). The metadata for the images is here and the image view is here.









Ward's research includes many publications and news stories, as well as a wonderfully
illustrated document entitled "Chinese Porcelain for the Ottoman Court: Sadana Island, Egypt."

While this project is a relatively simple example, with a single set of images that could all be
grouped together, it's also a great example. It's great because it clearly illustrates how easily
digital humanities and digital libraries can collaborate together to create new, organized
resources that support the collaborating researcher's needs and scholarly work more broadly
through access to primary materials with a specific research context to support the primary
materials.

Selected References

Sadana Island artifacts, in FSU's Institutional Repository
Plato L. Smith II, (2008) "Where IR you?: Using "open access" to extend the reach and
richness of faculty research within a university", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 24 Iss: 3,
pp.174 184




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Ward’s research includes many publications and news stories, as well as a wonderfully illustrated document entitled “Chinese Porcelain for the Ottoman Court: Sadana Island, Egypt.” While this project is a relatively simple example, with a single set of images that could all be grouped together, it’s also a great example. It’s great because it clearly illustrates how easily digital humanities and digital libraries can collaborate together to create new, organized resources that support the collaborating researcher’s needs and scholarly work more broadly through access to primary materials with a specific research context to support the primary materials. Selected References Sadana Island artifacts, in FSU’s Institutional Repository Plato L. Smith II, (2008) “Where IR you?: Using “open access” to extend the reach and richness of faculty research within a university”, OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 24 Iss: 3, pp.174 – 184