Call for proposals: Information Organization in Digital Humanities: Global Perspectives

Editors: Koraljka Golub (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Ying-Hsang Liu (Australian National University)

Call for proposals

Organizing cultural heritage in digital environments is a growing area of research and practice, especially in the light of increased interest and resources for the emerging field of Digital Humanities. While information and knowledge organization is traditionally addressed in Information Studies, the book aims to explore potential, use cases and challenges when applying organization of information and knowledge in the various areas of Digital Humanities, with the particular focus on digital worlds of cultural heritage collections. The book aims to serve as a guide for digital humanities students as well as working professionals and researchers interested in the role of information and knowledge organization in digital humanities as well as those interested in exploring how traditionally information studies’ areas of research and application have intersected with or informed studies in Digital Humanities. A further aim of the book is to gather multiple perspectives that address a range of challenges from around the globe.

Major topics with the following subtopics that are of particular interest include:

Metadata in digital cultural heritage collections

  • Metadata schemas and standards (administrative, preservation and subject
  • metadata, knowledge organization systems)
  • (Open) linked data
  • Interoperability across cultural heritage collections: technical, syntactic, semantic – Global perspectives and multilingual issues
  • Data curation, digital preservation
  • Research infrastructure and research data management

Interfaces for digital cultural heritage collections:

  • Searching and browsing
  • Support for query formulation
  • Visualisation to support resource discovery

Collaborative information organization, search and retrieval in digital cultural heritage collections

(Semi-)automatic approaches to information organization, search and retrieval

  • (Semi-)automatic subject indexing / classification
  • Retrieval algorithms
  • Distributional semantic models
  • Text analysis and data mining
  • Text annotations

Information practices, information behaviour and research practices of humanities scholars in digital cultural heritage collections

Proposals are invited which combine an introduction to the topic with a state-of-the-art practical project and/or case study. At the end of the chapter, the author(s) are to reflect upon wider applications. Each chapter will thus comprise two parts, an introduction to the topic, and a case study, and will be in total 8,000-12,000 words long.

31 January 2019, 500-word abstracts of the chapter and a clear description of what each of the two obligatory parts will include
30 April 2019 notification of acceptance
1 November 2019 full manuscripts due
1 March 2020 notification of acceptance
1 May 2020 final manuscripts due


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