Networking the Scholastic Tradition in the Digital Age: Advancing research with the Scholastic Commentaries and Text Archive


Jeffrey C. Witt (Loyola University Maryland) | @jeffreycwitt


M√ľnster, German, October 18, 2018

Slide Deck: http://jeffreycwitt.com/slides/2018-10-18-munster2

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* We want this data to be able to be created in a decentralized fashion. * That is, there is no requirement that data be made in this program or in this platform * We want this data to be published (made accessible) in a decentralized fashion. * That is to be useful, data does not have to live in a particular place, one does not have to ask permission to make it available or to access and use it. * Despite this decentralization, we want this data to be able to be aggregated and indexed so that we can construct connections between texts and promote discovery across the corpus. * We want to make this decentralized data, to be enhanced by the results of aggregation * And we want this enhanced data to be made available according to general standards and APIs that existing presentation clients can understand and consume. * That is, we want to make enhanced data available in ways that client applications understand so as to dramatically reduce the cost of digital presentation of this data and the maintenance of these presentations.
bash aggregation screen shot
## Transition from text-as-document to text-as-network paradigm
# Text-network as a Matrix of Hierarchies * OHCO, Order Hierarchy of Content Objects * FRBR, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Reference * StructureType * ExpressionType
# Material Hierarchies * Parts * FRBR, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Reference * StructureType
# Data Display
# Lbp.rb
# LombardPress-Web
# Mirador
# Ad fontes