Best Practice Presentation: The Implementation of Historical and Humanities Big Data Platform of Shanghai Library

Title: The Implementation of Historical and Humanities Big Data Platform of Shanghai Library
Date: 2020-09-17 07:00
Slides: slides.pdf
Recording: Watch on YouTube

	Cuijuan Xia / 夏翠娟
Cuijuan Xia
Shanghai Library
Xia Cuijuan is the senior engineer and researcher of Shanghai Library System and Network Center, team leader of the Digital Humanities projects. Her research focuses on Metadata, Ontology, Knowledge Organization, Linked Data, and Digital Humanities. She published more than 40 papers in Journal of Library Science in China, Journal of Academic Libraries, Library Tribune, Library Journal, Library and Information Science and other academic journals.

Digital Humanities is not only the innovation of the research paradigm of humanities research, but also means a brand-new mode of knowledge production and knowledge communication. Therefore, there comes a trend that it needs libraries to integrate digital collections and historical and humanities data for researchers in various fields. As a research-oriented public library, Shanghai Library has a large number of digital historical resources, especially pre-modern newspaper and journal resources, as well as research data and service experience accumulated by librarians and experts from the field of history and humanities. In the past few years, Shanghai Library has launched a number of Digital Humanities projects, using Linked Data, Big Data, visualization, AR and other technologies to carry out datalization and knowledge reorganization of ancient books, genealogy, manuscripts, archives, multimedia resources and experts' research results, so as to support the new human research methods such as data-driven quantitative analysis, visual display, text analysis, social network relationship analysis, geospatial analysis and so on. Based on the existing Digital Humanities projects, the "Historical Humanities Big Data Platform" launched in 2020 integrates human resources of many departments of Shanghai Library, trying to seek new breakthroughs in more complete personnel composition, more resource types, larger data scale, new technology application and better service experience. This presentation takes the implementation of the prototype system of "Historical Humanities Big Data Platform" as an example, introduces the short, medium and long-term goals and current progress of the platform, as well as the methods, technologies and paths used in the implementation process of the platform, and looks forward to the trend and Prospect of the development and utilization of historical and cultural resources and data of the library in the environment of Digital Humanity.