Work in Progress – Grace Fong and Song Shi: Patterns of Selection and Distribution: Application of Digital Tools on Metadata in the Ming Qing Women’s Writings Database
Our Work in Progress Series continues with Grace Fong and Song Shi (East Asian Studies) who will present ongoing development of the Ming-Qing Women’s Writing database, McGill’s premiere digital archive.
Dirk Wintergruen, Robert Casties, Jamil Ragep (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / McGill) "The Open Mind database of the Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI)"
Traditional databases work well with structured data that can be organized into tables. But humanist scholars often deal with very unstructured information that is fluid and in need of flexible structures. The Open Mind database of the Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI) was developed by humanist scholars and technical experts working jointly through a partnership between the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin and McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies.