How Do Research Data Develop? International Standardisation of Scientific Data in Historical Studies

poster / demo / art installation
  1. 1. Ayako Shibutani

    University Museum - University of Tokyo

  2. 2. Makoto Goto

    National Museum of Japanese History

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The scientific approach to historical resources creates a synthetic discipline benefitting from open access to data from the humanities and sciences. However, technological challenges exist because of dispersed and heterogeneous resource data. Through data sharing of historical resources, this paper proposes that the establishment of integrated data repositories will capture data provenance and diversity while promoting attribution and acknowledgment of its use. TTo enhance and accelerate scientific advances in historical studies, we enumerate digital humanities applications to solve the technological and sociological challenges that have limited open access to resource data in the world. We also standardise the scientific methodology of historical materials research using the following approaches: a qualitative analysis focusing on component details to compare our findings with the classifications granted to historical materials in previous studies, and the reconstruction of papermaking methods using DNA analysis.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO