32nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT ‘21) Reconstructing Ireland’s Lost History through the Beyond 2022 Project Aims to create a virtual 3-D reconstruction of the “Record Treasury” of the Public Record Office of Ireland in Dublin. The original one was destroyed in Ireland’s Civil War of 1922. Reassembling will use copies, transcripts and records scattered among archival partners.
The full text of discusses challenges presented by the Beyond 2022 project....
OCR tends to miss (sometimes) really important context.
Make use of derived data, e.g. age at marriage, gender differences, mortality rates, mapping migrations, last names
Don’t spend all your time cleaning data.
Try a sequence of things, not one big idea.
Don’t expect existing tools to do the whole job. All the while, building new tools is not as straightforward.
Sample Digital Humanities Projects ORBIS by Stanford ....