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Data Curation You Can Taste

Data Curation You Can Taste

Presentation with Lydia Zvyagintseva at the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference, June 29, 2014


July 01, 2014

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  1. Data Curation You Can Taste Improving crowd-sourced data from the

    New York Public Library’s menu transcription project
  2. Trevor Muñoz Lydia Zvyagintseva University of Maryland University of Alberta

    @lydia_zv @trevormunoz
  3. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Data from What’s On the Menu? presents an

    interesting curation challenge because …
  4. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv The data has a safe, organizational home for

  5. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv The data is already public open online

  6. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv The data is available in multiple representations

  7. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Curation work from outside NYPL must be non-custodial

  8. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv This data is in use but could still

    be made more useful
  9. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv What opportunities for curation are left?

  10. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Who am I ? A keener with a

    library card, UAlberta student, data enthusiast
  11. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Why data curation ? Collections Information architecture Public

    Services Systems & IT Project management Digital Humanities Community engagement
  12. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv My vision: Data Curation

  13. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Why MITH ? mith.umd.edu

  14. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv January 2013 It all started with this …

  15. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv April 2013 Three week practicum at MITH

  16. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv The project menus.nypl.org

  17. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv There's a lot of data behind What's on

    the Menu?: a mix of simple bibliographic description of the menus (created by The New York Public Library) and the culinary and economic content of the menus themselves (transcribed by you). Now we're opening it up.” “
  18. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv All data generated through What’s On the Menu?

    is available as spreadsheet exports via an application programming interface (API) menus.nypl.org/data
  19. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv The data

  20. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Use Cases I would like to work on

    your menus to analyze wines that are available.… My project is to build a database to localize the wines” “ I’d love to get access to the API to get an idea of how different cuisines – and in particular African cuisines – are represented in the data.” “
  21. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Use Cases … a term project for our

    Advanced Natural Language Processing class. We are proposing a project to track food trends over time as well as by city within the U.S.” “ cont’d
  22. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Information Architecture

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  25. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Taxonomy

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  28. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv (User) Testing

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  30. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv 3 sample tasks ! tracks performance ! summarizes

    results TreeJack
  31. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Prototyping

  32. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv http://bit.ly/cope-pda2012 Inspired by Aaron Straup Cope’s

  33. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv http://bit.ly/lydiaz_prototype

  34. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Impacts & Results

  35. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv “hacker ethic”/rapid dev cycle—make it & revise value-added

    service curation as publication collaborative community engagement
  36. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Post-project Open Data civic hackathon, HackYEG ERA: Repo

    Lyfe OpenEdmonton—digital civic engagement group Thesis? Lydia
  37. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv

  38. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv Post-project Trevor Using menus data to teach data

    curation to digital humanists Testing tools with real data New research collaborations around curating menus data
  39. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv http://www.dhcuration.org/

  40. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv http://bit.ly/menus-ex

  41. @trevormunoz @lydia_zv A new collaboration with Katie Rawson @katie_rawson

  42. Data curation as not just a technical activity but also

    an engagement with publics Data curation and digital humanities practices can each inform the other Multiple representations of the data set force us, as curators, to make decisions about significant properties—what matters
  43. Thank You. Trevor Muñoz Lydia Zvyagintseva [email protected] [email protected]