The aim of this paper is to reflect on the factors that impede a clear communication and a more fruitful collaboration between humanities scholars and ICT developers. One of the observations is that ICT-researchers who design tools for humanities researchers, are less inclined to take into account that each stage of the scholarly research process requires ICT-support in a different manner or through different tools. Likewise scholars in the humanities often have prejudices concerning ICT-tools, based on lack of knowledge and fears of technology-driven agendas. If the potential for methodological innovation of the humanities is to be realized, the gap between the mindset of ICT-researchers and that of archivists and scholars in the humanities needs to be bridged. Our assumption is that a better insight into the variety of uses of digital collections and a user-inspired classification of ICT-tools, can help to achieve a greater conceptual clarity among both users and developers. This paper presents such an overview in the form of a typology for the audio-visual realm: examples of what role digital audio-visual archives can play at various research stages, and an inventory of the challenges for the parties involved.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Supporting Digital Humanities (SDH 2011)|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Publisher||Centre for Language Technology, Copenhagen|
|Number of pages||7|
|ISBN (Print)||not assigned|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2011|
|Publisher||Centre for Language Technology|
- Audiovisual content
- user requirements
- EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/269980
- HMI-MR: MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL
- HMI-SLT: Speech and Language Technology
de Jong, F. M. G., Ordelman, R. J. F., & Scagliola, S. (2011). 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) (pp. -). Copenhagen, Denmark: Centre for Language Technology, Copenhagen.