Opening Welcome & Digital Humanities Introduction

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Opening Welcome & Digital Humanities Introduction
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Big Data, Little Data: Having it All A Research Data & Data Management 2013 Workshop
Taylor, Laurie N.
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Gainesville, FL
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Presentation slides by resource expert presenter at the Big Data, Little Data Workshop on Oct. 3, 2013.
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Data Management / Curation Task Force Materials ( DMCTF Materials )

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Big D ata, Little Data: Having it All Laurie N. Taylor A Research Data & Data Management Workshop Page 1 of 4 Opening Welcome & Digital Humanities Introduction O pening W elcome 1 Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us today. Thanks to the D ata Management/Curation Task Force for organizing the event today The Task Force is a joint group with the Smathers L ibraries, R esearch C omputing, and the O ffice of R esearch. chair of the Task Force today. The Task Force is working to assess needs, m ake recommendations, and develop support for the role of the Libraries in campus wide data management and curation. We recently sent out a formal survey and the link is on the screen in addition to been supporting differen t focused discussions, trainings, and other formats for gathering information as well as for supporting immediate data needs. For instance, to ensure support for folks needing to write data management plans by setting up and providing tr aining on using the Data Management Plan Tool for creating new plans Hannah will hands on workshop for that soon. Speaking on lightning rounds: Today is a more informal, fast pace d event with lightning rounds, This is more of an appetizer for future workshops, trainings, and other events to support your data needs. So, in this informal set ting, the main goals are: 1. Quick information and introduction to topics and resources and, more importantly, 2. Introductions to the resource experts in the Libraries and across campus who can help make it happen. vent is very important for the connections to people who are experts who can help you formulate your questions and get them answered 1 Opening slide with links to DataMgmt site Research Data Assessment Survey, and Workshop eval uations display for the opening : / AA00014835/ 00016


Big D ata, Little Data: Having it All Laurie N. Taylor A Research Data & Data Management Workshop Page 2 of 4 Two weeks ago, I attended th e Research Data Alliance in DC. Sayeed Choudhury from Johns Hopkins, and one of the core organizers for the Research Data A lliance, mentioned that he one very valid definition, he said we should also be thinking about ig data. expert collaborators with new tools attendant methods and so much more are critical And, this is certainly whe public, land nd we know how to work together. For me, m y early research was on video games technology, visual display, inter action, and narrative. My research is now on developing socio technical supports (people, policies, structures, and techno logies) for digital scholarship; which is exactly in line with working with everyone here today and in the future with the Libraries and Data Management, Data Analysis, and more. Y hopefully had a chance to meet s ome of the resource experts and more are about to present. Please remember to complete the survey on your research data needs, separate survey on this event, and to be in contact the URLs on the screen. now have a lightning round, with Denise Bennett speaking about Finding Data. Thank you again for joining us!


Big D ata, Little Data: Having it All Laurie N. Taylor A Research Data & Data Management Workshop Page 3 of 4 D igital Humanities Introduction 2 A s Informat ion Science expert Christine Borgman notes in Scholarship in the Digital Age : (Borgman, 214) luminate how the Humanities do Big Data. The Humanitie s have focused a great deal of energy on Big D ata projects for building text, multimedia, and other digital archives and supporting works like bibliographies, concordances, databases, and the like This work in data collection is often tied to other data r esearch, including new methods and tools -from metadata creation, data harmonization, data notation, data visualization, analysis of heterogeneous data, data mining, and more At UF, Humanities Big Data research also called Digital Humanities is abunda nt. The UF Digital Humanities Working Group started in 2011, this semester it is discussing Visualizing the Humanities Also, resources on UF Humanities Big Data research can be found on the websites from the L ibraries with these links also on the handouts. I did want to mention some of the example projects at UF: As you can see from this very long list, UF researchers are doing lots of great work in Digital Humanities Big Data. The s e data intensive projects include : Vodou Archive o NEH gr ant funded digital archive building project to collect, transcribe, translate, interpret, and analyze text, image, audio, and video data Unearthing St. Augustine o NEH grant funded project to digitally aggregate various heterogeneous data sources within a ge ographic interface for scholars and curators to use in geo rectifying multiple data layers in a robust, but visually simple interface Freedom Summer 2 DH site UF DH projects d isplay :


Big D ata, Little Data: Having it All Laurie N. Taylor A Research Data & Data Management Workshop Page 4 of 4 o Library mini grant funded project on data curation building from the SPOHP archives and a new oral history project and adding context creation, teaching, and research o Pilot example for use in a larger CLIR grant proposal, which is currently under discussion and development with collaborators at other in stitutions Endangered Language Archives o Several UF researchers have proposed and been awarded the joint NSF NEH grants for projects documenting endangered languages o htt p:// endangered languages And many more at UF and beyond, including the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project fr om UF researchers.