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Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities
Global Perspectives

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Book Description

Information and Knowledge Organisation explores the role of knowledge organisation in the digital humanities. By focusing on how information is described, represented and organised in both research and practice, this work furthers the transdisciplinary nature of digital humanities.

Including contributions from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, the volume explores the potential uses of, and challenges involved in, applying the organisation of information and knowledge in the various areas of Digital Humanities. With a particular focus on the digital worlds of cultural heritage collections, the book also includes chapters that focus on machine learning, knowledge graphs, text analysis, text annotations, and network analysis. Other topics covered include: semantic technologies, conceptual schemas, and data augmentation, digital scholarly editing, metadata creation, browsing, visualisation and relevance ranking. Most importantly, perhaps, the book provides a starting point for discussions about the impact of information and knowledge organisation and related tools on the methodologies used in the Digital Humanities field.

Information and Knowledge Organisation is intended for use by researchers, students and professionals interested in the role information and knowledge organisation plays in the Digital Humanities. It will be essential reading for those working in library and information science, computer science and across the humanities.

Table of Contents


Christine L. Borgman


    1. Knowledge Organisation for Digital Humanities: An Introduction
    2. Koraljka Golub, Ahmad M. Kamal and Johan Vekselius


      Modelling of cultural heritage data

    3. Modelling Cultural Entities in Diverse Domains for Digital Archives
    4. Shigeo Sugimoto, Chiranthi Wijesundara, Tetsuya Mihara and Kazufumi Fukuda

      Harmonising conceptual models

    5. Collection-Level and Item-Level Description in the Digital Environment: Alignment of Conceptual Models IFLA LRM and RiC-CM
    6. Ana Vukadin and Tamara Štefanac

      Metadata aggregation

    7. Linked Open Data and Aggregation Infrastructure in the Cultural Heritage Sector: A Case Study of SOCH, a Linked Data Aggregator for Swedish Open Cultural Heritage
    8. Marcus Smith

      Metadata enrichment

    9. A Semantic Enrichment Approach to Linking and Enhancing Dunhuang Cultural Heritage Data
    10. Xiaoguang Wang, Xu Tan, Heng Gui and Ningyuan Song

    11. Semantic Metadata Enrichment and Data Augmentation of Small Museum Collections Following the FAIR Principles
    12. Andreas Vlachidis, Angeliki Antoniou, Antonis Bikakis and Melissa Terras

      From data to knowledge

    13. Digital Research in the Humanities and the Legacy of Form and Structure
    14. Dominic Oldman


      Management of textual resources

    15. Research Access to In-copyright Texts in the Humanities
    16. Peter Organisciak and J. Stephen Downie

    17. SKOS as a Key Element for Linking Lexicography to Digital Humanities
    18. Rute Costa, Ana Salgado and Bruno Almeida 

      Preserving DH research outputs

    19. Linked Data Strategies for Conserving Digital Research Outputs: The Shelf Life of Digital Humanities
    20. Florian Kräutli, Esther Chen and Matteo Valleriani


      Specific Platforms

    21. Heritage Metadata: A Digital Periegesis
    22. Anna Foka, Kyriaki Konstantinidou, Nasrin Mostofian, Linda Talatas, John Brady Kiesling, Elton Barker, Cenk Demiroglu, Kajsa Palm, David A. McMeekin and Johan Vekselius

      Data Analysis Techniques

    23. Machine Learning Techniques for the Management of Digitised Collections
    24. Mathias Coeckelbergs and Seth van Hooland

      User Interfaces

    25. Exploring Digital Cultural Heritage through Browsing

                    Mark M. Hall and David Walsh


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Koraljka Golub is a Professor in Information Studies at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Her research focusses on knowledge organisation of digital document collections, especially on subject access.

Ying-Hsang Liu is a Senior Researcher in Information Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. His research lies at the intersections of knowledge organisation, interactive information retrieval and human information behaviour.


“This book represents a high-level work aimed at researchers and academics in the areas of digital humanities, cultural heritage informatics and information science, as well as professionals in libraries, archives and museums (LAMs), with a focus on the fundamental theories, models and best practices in knowledge organisation. It contains research articles and experiments by authors who have been recognized as experts in the field and are at the forefront of national and international collaborations. Each of the chapters constitutes a unique and innovative contribution. Put together, this monograph represents one of the most important areas of research in this field in the 2020s.” -- Marcia Lei Zeng, Kent State University, USA.