Key Challenges: Solving problems of sustainability, preservation and forward migration of 3D content.

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  • #5183
    Profile photo of Alyson A. Gill Alyson A. Gill 
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    What are the action items?

    #5223
    Profile photo of Hannah Scates Kettler Hannah Scates Kettler 
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    •  Email about possibilities for 3D DPLA (Hannah)  and ArtStor & CyArk (Lynn C.)
    •  White paper talks about metadata, tech files, project info (what’s importance to researchers to preserve) – on general terms and “here’s how this may happen” (all participants?)
    •  Talking with librarians (Librarians, DO NOT SAY STANDARDS) – Heather raised her hand to talk to UNL (all participants?)
    •  Reach out to Mellon to help fund group meetings and collaborations (Angel)
    • Environmental Scan of what other industries are doing with 3D (medical, private companies that are preserving UI) (Ed)
    • Reaching out to DH Orgs (sans ADHO) and Canada to see if there is interest in discussion/interest groups (Angel)

     

    #5269
    Profile photo of Lynn Cunningham Lynn Cunningham 
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    Here are a couple of articles on the problem of preservation/management of humanities data:

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    “Where Should you Keep your Data?”

    It discusses how federal grant agencies are now requiring a data-management plan

    http://m.chronicle.com/article/Where-Should-You-Keep-Your/231065/

     

    Miraim Posner (UCLA) posted her recent talk about how librarians can help humanists with the problem of data-management

    http://miriamposner.com/blog/humanities-data-a-necessary-contradiction/

     

    And, there is lots of great info here on DH data curation:

    http://www.dhcuration.org/

     

     

     

    Where Should You Keep Your Data?

    Formal policies on information storage are finally beginning to emerge from federal grant agencies

    – See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Where-Should-You-Keep-Your/231065/#sthash.nlifnW6o.CZ9lcvN6.dpuf

    Where Should You Keep Your Data?

    Formal policies on information storage are finally beginning to emerge from federal grant agencies

    – See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Where-Should-You-Keep-Your/231065/#sthash.nlifnW6o.CZ9lcvN6.dpuf

    Where Should You Keep Your Data?

    Formal policies on information storage are finally beginning to emerge from federal grant agencies

    – See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Where-Should-You-Keep-Your/231065/#sthash.nlifnW6o.CZ9lcvN6.dpuf

    #5291
    Profile photo of Glenn Gunhouse Glenn Gunhouse 
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    I happened to come across this white paper, published by the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries, which touches on several of the concerns expressed during the week at UMass:

    ACRL Environmental Scan 2015

    The following sections are particularly relevant, I think:

    Research Data Services (pp. 8-13)
    User-driven Research: Linked Data, Data Mining, and Analytical Tools (p. 15)
    3D Services, Makerspaces, and Technology Services (p. 17)
    Altmetrics (p.20)

    #5333
    Profile photo of Lynn Cunningham Lynn Cunningham 
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    I just came across an announcement about an IMLS grant winner that will be working towards resolving the challenges of archiving 3D content and other born-digital content that is software-dependent. I’m pasting the email below. It is great to know that others are thinking about this problem! I’m sure any of you could reach out to them if you would like to participate in their upcoming forum.

     

    October 1, 2015
    Contact: Zach Vowell
    zvowell@calpoly.edu<mailto:zvowell@calpoly.edu>; 805-756-5710
    Cal Poly Receives Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant to Plan Software Preservation Network (SPN)

    San Luis Obispo – Kennedy Library’s Digital Archivist, Zach Vowell, together with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, have been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for their project, “The Software Preservation Network.”

    The $99,131 grant will fund a one-year planning and research project that has the potential to impact the continued relevance of digital objects created by students, faculty and other creators of digital culture across the nation. Such cultural objects include 3-D architectural models, presentation slide decks, and publishing and design project files. The project will culminate in a national forum on software preservation best practices to support cultural heritage organizations.

    The forum will take place over two days during the late summer 2016, and will bring together potential network participants to generate community participation and build consensus around a concrete roadmap for organizational implementation.

    “We are thrilled to be chosen by IMLS to take on this work,” said Vowell. “Fifty years from now, we want to be sure that people can read and view what was created digitally. It would be a shame to have a bunch of digital files in archives, museums, and libraries, but no software to open them.”

    The award to the Software Preservation Network project was one of nine awards as part of  IMLS’ national digital platform priority.  According to IMLS<https://www.imls.gov/news-events/upnext-blog/2015/09/read-nine-new-national-digital-platform-project-narratives>, “each of these projects contributes to enhancing the combination of software applications, social and technical infrastructure, and staff expertise that provide library content and services to users across the U.S.”

    The IMLS received 155 applications in the 2015-2016 National Leadership Grant Program, requesting $62,586,368. Of these, the organization selected 15 projects to receive funding totaling $4,942,094.

    See more information about the Software Preservation Network on Kennedy Library’s website: http://lib.calpoly.edu/about-and-contact/grants/spn/and follow the project’s progress @SoftPresNetwork<https://twitter.com/SoftPresNetwork> on Twitter.

    #5337
    Profile photo of Hannah Scates Kettler Hannah Scates Kettler 
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    Update: DPLA is not thinking specifically about 3D data ingestion. Since they only harvest metadata and not digital objects, the general hope is that the metadata is not terribly different than other sets and will be captured as a record regardless. However, they are unaware of any records of 3D objects in their system.

    Because of the lack of 3D data so far, they have not been thinking ahead to how they would display/search/make discoverable the 3D records.

    So, two follow up questions:

    1) Does anyone know of any 3D data that may have been harvested by DPLA?

    2) Is there ‘special’ metadata that would need to be captured by a harvester like DPLA?

    I have a few ideas of my own on the latter, but I welcome thoughts from the group.

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