Adventures in digital curation: experimentation with open data tools
VALA2018 CONCURRENT SESSION 10
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 15:20 – 15:50
Paige Wright and Lyn Keily
University of Newcastle
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This paper considers digital curation from a special collections perspective to engage users with collections in new ways. The authors will discuss their practical experiences trialling technologies to add value to digital special collections. These include map-based data visualisation tools, text analysis, digital storytelling applications, and a Twitter bot. Discussion will include the outcomes of the experiments based on web analytics and user feedback. By sharing successes and failures associated with these tools, the authors hope to encourage other information professionals to explore new digital curation opportunities.
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