1st Edition

Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities Global Perspectives

Edited By Koraljka Golub, Ying-Hsang Liu Copyright 2022
    314 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


    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, the Legacy of Form and Structure and the ResearchSpace System
      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



    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.


    "Over the last two decades, the Digital Humanities has passed its emerging and evolving stages and now rapidly approaches a more advanced and sophisticated realm of its development as a mature and multidisciplinary area of research and practice. At the same time, scholars and practitioners in this new territory need a range of well-established theories, tools and techniques to collect, organise, share, and generate information and knowledge related to their activities and achievements. This book is a timely response to this urgent need at various levels. It provides an informative and insightful vision towards the applicability and transferability of information and knowledge organisation scholarship for the progress of Digital Humanities. Information professionals, students, and scholars across the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) will find the book informative and enlightening. Furthermore, it shows how they can collaborate with scholars and practitioners in the Digital Humanities projects and contribute to the further advancement of this area." -- Yazdan Mansourian, School of Information and Communication Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

    "This is the first book that addresses the role of information and knowledge organization (IKO) in digital humanities (DH). The book chapters provide snapshots of how information can be organized in various contexts in digital humanities. Organizing cultural heritage collections in digital environments is addressed in topics such as the creation and adoption of conceptual models and metadata standards, the incorporation of linked open data, approaches to enriching metadata, and the aggregation and interoperability of metadata across cultural heritage collections. Several chapters were devoted to managing digital humanities resources for preservation and reuse, and examples of semi-automated and automated approaches to supporting knowledge organization for improved access, discovery and navigation of digital humanities materials. These diverse topics are discussed from the international perspectives. The book may inspire the researchers of the two fields (IKO and DH) to study knowledge organization methods for processing digital humanities materials and humanities-driven knowledge organization approaches, and may also encourage the collaboration of the researchers in the two fields. The book may also be useful to information professionals in managing digital humanities resources." ~ Yejun Wu, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, USA.

    ”This volume comes as an extremely timely contribution to bridge the gap between knowledge organisation and digital humanities fields. Their points of convergence are very apparent but still - especially considering that information studies, the home discipline of knowledge organisation, has been increasingly active in digital humanities community - there has been little comprehensive work to bring the two together in dialogue. Golub and Liu's volume takes an important step to this direction by lining up a highly international and diverse collection of chapters shedding light to major contexts where knowledge organisation plays a crucial role in and for digital humanities research and vice versa.” ~ Professor Isto Huvila, Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden.