ASEEES Pre-Conference Workshop: Multimedia Sourcebook of the 1990s
I. Introduction (8-9am)
The Post-Soviet Public Sphere: Multimedia Sourcebook of the 1990s with Bradley Gorski and Maya Vinokour. The project's topic, history, and goals. We will also discuss the format and expected outcomes of the workshop.
Short introductions to each topic below followed by discussion and work to create deliverables:
Research Questions. What are the main intellectual and scholarly questions motivating the work? What are the key design and curatorial questions facing the group? What is the scope of the collection? Outcome: Research questions, the significance of questions and gains, kinds of evidence needed to address questions.
Use Cases and User Experience Design: What user problems does this project seek to solve? Lack of access to sources? Lack of contextual analysis and scholarship? What are the needs of different user groups (members of the public, undergrads, M.A. students, Ph.D. students, people with no Russian knowledge)? Outcome: use cases, personas.
Metadata and Data Modeling. What metadata would be useful for interpreting and organizing the artifacts? How might we extract and/or model information in the objects for analysis? Outcome: Schema and ontology recommendations.
Break (10 minutes)
III. Digital Humanities Analysis Methods (10:30-11:30)
Building on the work in the previous session, we'll offer short introductions to several types of analysis. We'd then break into small groups to work on the following:
Text Analysis: Methods to study frequency (Voyant), classification, entity extraction, topic modeling, word embeddings. Outcome: initial insights related to research questions, visualizations.
Image & Video Analysis: Object and face recognition, sentiment, text extraction, and other topics. Outcome: extracted metadata and text for the collection.
Re-group and share outcomes, problems, and questions with the group (11:30-12)