Questions for WG Proposal

QUESTIONS TO ORIENT DEVELOPMENT OF WG PROPOSAL ON METADATA STANDARDS FOR THE EMPIRICAL HUMANITIES

 

What (notable) metadata frameworks are currently used in or around the empirical digital humanities, what are their advantages, and and what are their limits? 

Open Archives Initiative; Dublin Core Extended; Library of Congress; Oral History Association; Reciprocal Research Network

What people or organizations can be interviewed to accelerate our understanding of best metadata practices for the empiral digital humanities? 

historian Pat Seed (who works on maps and says Dublin Core isn't sufficient); Zotero people; Berkman Center for Internet and Society (on legal issues); 

What RDA groups can contribute to our identification of best metadata practices for the empirical humanities? 

PROV; a group on linked data? 

 

What types of data (including publications) in the empirical humanities call for metadata and standard citations? 

See our list of artifact types and user scenarios.

How conceptual challenges around metadata for the empirical humanities have we identified thus far? 

See running commentary from Dan Price, et. al.

 

What technical or operational challenges with metadata for the empirical humanities have we identified thus far? 

How will metadata travel with an artifact (downloaded from PECE, for example)? 

How can we capture provenance for artifact changes (translations, derived analyses)?