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Presented at Linux Users of Victoria, 2 March 2010.

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<p>Humanities computing - </p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Claudine Chionh</p> <p>University of Melbourne</p> <p>2 March 2010 / LUV meeting</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 1/ 48 2 March 2010 1 / 48</p> <p>Overview</p> <p>The Founders and Survivors project</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>Drupal in action: Data migration</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 2/ 48 2 March 2010 2 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>The Claudine</p> <p>Woolwich 24/aug/1821 to Hobart 15/dec/1821 113 days at sea</p> <p>160 male convicts boarded, 159 survived/landed (not a bad record)</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 3/ 48 2 March 2010 3 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Journal</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 4/ 48 2 March 2010 4 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Conduct registers</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 5/ 48 2 March 2010 5 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Archives of Tasmania convict index</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 6/ 48 2 March 2010 6 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 7/ 48 2 March 2010 7 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Van Diemens Land</p> <p>Transportation period, 1803-1853</p> <p> 1 million rows of data</p> <p>Quantifiable data: conduct registers, BDM. . .</p> <p>Text: journals, newspaper reports</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 8/ 48 2 March 2010 8 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>Genealogists</p> <p>What happened to convicts after they were freed?</p> <p>Links with genealogists for lives of convicts and their families.</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 9/ 48 2 March 2010 9 / 48</p> <p>Founders and Survivors</p> <p>The factory plan</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 10/ 48 2 March 2010 10 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Old questions, new tools?</p> <p>Digitisation</p> <p>Analyse large[r] amounts of material</p> <p>Public access and collaboration</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 11/ 48 2 March 2010 11 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>The Valley of the Shadow</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 12/ 48 2 March 2010 12 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>The Valley of the Shadow</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 13/ 48 2 March 2010 13 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Old Bailey Online</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 14/ 48 2 March 2010 14 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Perseus Digital Library</p> <p>Virgils Aeneid</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 15/ 48 2 March 2010 15 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Libraries: Literary and linguistic applications</p> <p>Index Thomisticus (1946)</p> <p>Perseus</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 16/ 48 2 March 2010 16 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Archives: Historical applications</p> <p>Digitisation</p> <p>Data analysis</p> <p>Collaboration</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 17/ 48 2 March 2010 17 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Digitisation</p> <p>Documents</p> <p>Images</p> <p>Linked/cross-referenced presentation of sources</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 18/ 48 2 March 2010 18 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Tasmanian Police Gazette, 1861-1933</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 19/ 48 2 March 2010 19 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Surgeons journals</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 20/ 48 2 March 2010 20 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Conduct registers</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 21/ 48 2 March 2010 21 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Data analysis</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 22/ 48 2 March 2010 22 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>GIS</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 23/ 48 2 March 2010 23 / 48</p> <p>Humanities computing</p> <p>Collaboration</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 24/ 48 2 March 2010 24 / 48</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Community of developers</p> <p>Access</p> <p>Values</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 25/ 48 2 March 2010 25 / 48</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Community of developers</p> <p>Mutual support</p> <p>Dont reinvent the wheel</p> <p>Using and adapting tools</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 26/ 48 2 March 2010 26 / 48</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Access</p> <p>Make archival sources and research results accessible to general public</p> <p>Sharing data with other researchers</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 27/ 48 2 March 2010 27 / 48</p> <p>Why FOSS?</p> <p>Values</p> <p>Public interest</p> <p>Free access, free expression</p> <p>Dialogue</p> <p>Public participation</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 28/ 48 2 March 2010 28 / 48</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>The Two Cultures</p> <p>The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution</p> <p>CP Snow, Rede Lecture, 1959</p> <p>Literature/humanities vs science/tech</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 29/ 48 2 March 2010 29 / 48</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>Many cultures?</p> <p>Translating between academics, IT professionals, diverse public audience</p> <p>Different priorities, research questions</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 30/ 48 2 March 2010 30 / 48</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>Geeks and non-geeks</p> <p>Non-geeks may not understand the values behind FOSS</p> <p>Technology as magic</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 31/ 48 2 March 2010 31 / 48</p> <p>Challenges</p> <p>Where do developers belong?</p> <p>Identity crisis</p> <p>Digital humanities professional?</p> <p>Background IT or academic?</p> <p>Autonomy</p> <p>Career progression</p> <p>Where do humanities computing projects belong?</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 32/ 48 2 March 2010 32 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Screenshot: Index record</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 33/ 48 2 March 2010 33 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Why Drupal?</p> <p>Modular</p> <p>Define our own content types and views</p> <p>Define user roles</p> <p>Workflow</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 34/ 48 2 March 2010 34 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Index data</p> <p>Access &gt; Excel &gt; CSV &gt; Drupal</p> <p>Database on the web</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 35/ 48 2 March 2010 35 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Content Construction Kit</p> <p>http://drupal.org/project/cck</p> <p>Define your own data structures in Drupal</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 36/ 48 2 March 2010 36 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Rules</p> <p>http://drupal.org/project/rules</p> <p>More powerful than core Trigger and Action modules</p> <p>Generate a title for each node</p> <p>{index number} | {convict name} ({ship name})</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 37/ 48 2 March 2010 37 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Views</p> <p>http://drupal.org/project/views</p> <p>Define your own views of content</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 38/ 48 2 March 2010 38 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Table Wizard</p> <p>http://drupal.org/project/tw</p> <p>Expose a MySQL table or CSV file to Views</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 39/ 48 2 March 2010 39 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Table analysis</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 40/ 48 2 March 2010 40 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Migrate</p> <p>http://drupal.org/project/migrate</p> <p>Map structure of external table to a Drupal data structure</p> <p>Migrate Extras http://drupal.org/project/migrate_extras tomigrate to CCK fields</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 41/ 48 2 March 2010 41 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Content set</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 42/ 48 2 March 2010 42 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Migrate dashboard</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 43/ 48 2 March 2010 43 / 48</p> <p>Data migration</p> <p>Drush</p> <p>Web-based dashboard good for testing on small samples</p> <p>Drush: the Drupal Shell http://drupal.org/project/drush</p> <p>(out of memory issues)</p> <p>Run drush migrate-import {content set} from cron</p> <p>Approx. one week to migrate 80,000 records</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 44/ 48 2 March 2010 44 / 48</p> <p>Where to from here?</p> <p>Next stage of project</p> <p>(manually) linking official index with public submissions</p> <p>later life stories</p> <p>WWI links</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 45/ 48 2 March 2010 45 / 48</p> <p>Where to from here?</p> <p>Links</p> <p>The Valley of the Shadow http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/</p> <p>Old Bailey Online http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/</p> <p>Perseus Digital Library http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/</p> <p>Index Thomisticus http://www.corpusthomisticum.org/it/</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 46/ 48 2 March 2010 46 / 48</p> <p>Where to from here?</p> <p>Links</p> <p>Founders and Survivors http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org/</p> <p>Mapping Our Anzacs http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/</p> <p>Australian Newspapers (National Library)http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/</p> <p>Essays in Humanities Computinghttp://www.digitalhumanities.org/Essays/</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 47/ 48 2 March 2010 47 / 48</p> <p>Where to from here?</p> <p>Questions/advice?</p> <p>http://claudine.github.com/2010/02/17/</p> <p>drupal-table-wizard-migrate.html</p> <p>http://www.slideshare.net/claudinec</p> <p>Claudine Chionh (University of Melbourne) Humanities computing 48/ 48 2 March 2010 48 / 48</p> <p>Founders and SurvivorsHumanities computingWhy FOSS?ChallengesData migrationWhere to from here?</p>

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