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Date(s) - 17/05/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

eLab, Mediastudies (BG1)

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This edition is dedicated to the enrichment of performing arts data. We’ll exchange ideas and compare methods in the fields of Music, Theatre and Cinema History:

Daniël Biltereyst and Pieterjan de Potter (Ghent University): Cinema Ecosystem (CINECOS): A New Cinema History inspired project aiming at building an open access data platform for cinema history in Flanders and Belgium
CINECOS is an inter-university infrastructure project (UGent, UAntwerpen, UvA), which will develop an open access platform for sharing, enriching, analysing and sustaining data on cinema history in Flanders and Belgium from 1896 onwards. Integrating more than a dozen of existing datasets covering key aspects of production, distribution, exhibition, programming, censorship and reception, the CINECOS platform will significantly improve the understanding and further exploration of cinema as a dominant public entertainment industry and as lived popular culture. CINECOS aims at (a) integrating these datasets, (b) enriching them with cinema heritage collections including posters, reviews and photographs as well as digitally-encoded oral histories and (c) making them available as open access, (d) hence facilitating (inter) national data exchange and comparative research. CINECOS is inspired by work done in the Netherlands (Cinema in Context platform).

Mascha van Nieuwkerk, Rutger Helmers and Liselotte Salters (University of Amsterdam): The Opera Context Project: benefits of linking data for data analysis and operatic research 
Dutch Opera Context delivers a database based on a printed index of opera stagings in the Netherlands published by the Dutch National Opera and the Dutch Theatre Institute in 1996. Since the original source is lacking a critical introduction and the main contributors to the index have all passed away, one of the main challenges is to reconstruct the scope of the original data collection. After all, opera is a hybrid and collaborative art form that cannot easily be defined nor restricted to specific spaces or institutions. In this work-in-progress presentation we will show how linking the data collection to analogous datasets can be extremely useful in reconstructing the limits set to the data and the choices made by the initial collectors. Furthermore, these linkages can open up new research perspectives on the migration and creative transformation of operatic material across musical spaces.

Harm Nijboer (Huygens ING): Making ONSTAGE available as Linked Open Data
This presentation  celebrates the ‘official’ launch of ONSTAGE as Linked Open Data. ONSTAGE contains data on the complete programming of the Amsterdam City Theatre from 1637 until 1890 and is currently expanded with data on the period from 1890 untill today. In this presentation we will discuss some modelling and design issues concerning ONSTAGE and how we made these data available as Linked Open Data.