Advertisement

Talking with Scholars: Developing a Research Environment for Oral History Collections

  • Max KemmanEmail author
  • Stef Scagliola
  • Franciska de Jong
  • Roeland Ordelman
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 416)

Abstract

Scholars are yet to make optimal use of Oral History collections. For the uptake of digital research tools in the daily working practice of researchers, practices and conventions commonly adhered to in the subfields of the humanities should be taken into account during development, in order to facilitate the uptake of digital research tools in the daily working practice of researchers. To this end, in the Oral History Today project a research tool for exploring Oral History collections is developed in close collaboration with scholarly researchers. This paper describes four stages of scholarly research and the first steps undertaken to incorporate requirements of these stages in a digital research environment.

Keywords

Oral History Scholarly research User-centered design Exploration Result presentation Data curation Word cloud Visual facets 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work reported in this paper was funded by the EU Project AXES - Access to Audiovisual Archives (FP7-269980) and the Dutch national program CLARIAH (http://www.clariah.nl/). We thank Dispectu (www.dispectu.com) and Spinque (www.spinque.nl) for their collaboration in the research project Oral History Today.

References

  1. 1.
    de Jong, F., Ordelman, R., Scagliola, S.: Audio-visual collections and the user needs of scholars in the humanities: a case for co-development. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Supporting Digital Humanities (SDH 2011), Copenhagen, Denmark. Centre for Language Technology, Copenhagen, p. 7 (2011)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jantz, R., Giarlo, M.J.: Digital preservation: architecture and technology for trusted digital repositories. Microform Imaging Rev. 34(3), 135–147 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kemman, M., Kleppe, M.: PoliMedia - improving analyses of radio, TV & newspaper coverage of political debates. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, pp. 401–404. Springer, Heidelberg (2013)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mann, T.: Will google’s keyword searching eliminate the need for LC cataloging and classification? J. Libr. Metadata 8(2), 159–168 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Shneiderman, B.: The eyes have it: a task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations. In: Proceedings 1996 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, pp. 336–343. IEEE Computer Society Press (1996)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Zhang, J., Marchionini, G.: Evaluation and evolution of a browse and search interface: relation browser. In: Proceedings of the 2005 National Conference on Digital Government Research, pp. 179–188 (2005)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Kemman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stef Scagliola
    • 1
  • Franciska de Jong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roeland Ordelman
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Netherlands Institute for Sound and VisionHilversumThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations