Investigating how to make the David Scott Mitchell collection at the New South Wales State Library available for modern digital humanities research.
The David Scott Mitchell collection (DSM) is the State Library’s most renowned collection. Whilst these digital resources are available via catalogue for individual viewing and download, the Library lacks the expertise to standardise the data for modern digital humanities research, which involve bulk access, ensuring compliance with emerging community and global standards for transcription, data citation, licensing, linked open data, national and international data aggregation, and improvements to support the use of computer vision, machine learning, and automation.
The key questions the project will address are
- What are the user requirements from digital humanities researchers to effectively use the DSM collection in their research work?
- What are the practical data standardisation and data management steps the Library must make for the DSM collection to meet the FAIR principles expected by the research community?
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
What does this project enable?
Projects in this area will contribute to the discoverability and use of cultural collections within research communities. Using FAIR principles, organisations can assess current state of usability, whilst also identifying and addressing cases where cultural protocols for access are required.