FRIDAY, 20TH NOV, 10:00 - 12:00 / 12:45 - 15:00, TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Raman Ganguly: The Future of Research Data Management 

Predicting the future is always hard, especially when we look at such a new topic like research data management. What we can see is that society gets more and more digitised. The corona crisis is an accelerator to this process. So what can we expect? This presentation tries to look ten years ahead and draw an image of research and research data management in the future.


Elena Canadelli (Padua): Phaidra: A Key Resource for the History of Science 

Founded in 1222, the history of the University of Padova is tightly connected with the history of science. This story still lives in the relevant cultural and historical heritage preserved today by the University of Padova: among the others, the Botanical Garden, created in 1545, the Anatomical Theatre, inaugurated in 1595, the many collections of its scientific museums, from zoology to physics, from paleontology to medicine, its scientific libraries and rich archives linked with the history of science. Among the many ongoing projects of Phaidra concerning these topics, the talk will focus on the inventory, digitization, and enhancement of the Botanical Garden’s Archive.


Elisabeth Skokan: The Challenges and Benefits of Disseminating Students' Theses via Anton Bruckner Private University's Phaidra 

At the end of 2017, the library of Anton Bruckner Private University decided to establish an institutional repository for the diverse artistic and academic output of the university and signed an agreement for Phaidra with the University of Vienna. After an implementation phase of one year, ABPU’s Phaidra has become the acknowledged platform for archiving and disseminating students’ BA and MA theses. However, the library’s vision to provide a one-stop shop for all digital content produced by members of the university and to introduce the idea of open access turned out to be quite a challenge. I will give insight into the difficulties we have faced so far in connection with students’ theses, placing them in the broader context of the library’s tasks and the university’s mission. At the same time, I want to show in what respect the library on the one hand and faculty and students on the other hand have already benefited from Phaidra and how we are planning to expand its role at Bruckner University.


Isabella Colpo (Padua): Phaidra Experience: Showcasing the University Museum Collections at the University of Padova 

Cataloguing is one of the basic activities for the ordinary management of museums and represents a complex process which involves the knowledge of the cultural heritage and creates the basis for research and dissemination activities. During the last decade, the University Museums Centre has adopted Phaidra as platform for showcasing the museum collections to the broad public. Through a teamwork involving museums’ curators and IT developers of the University Library System, we explored the potentialities of interoperability with both the cataloguing systems and other platforms for virtual exhibitions.


Lorisa Andreoli and Gianluca Drago: A Fair Coevolution of Phaidra at the University of Padova 

At the University of Padova, 2020 marks a decade-long cooperation with the University of Vienna. A shared evolution that originated with the adoption of Phaidra as a long-term archive for digital collections, shaped by an organizational effort involving projects, work groups and recurring meetings, which has continued through the inclusion of cutting-edge technologies and also resulted in an authoritative certification. This presentation outlines Phaidra as a living system, ever-changing and constantly improving data FAIRness, aiming to be a trustworthy repository and source for research and teaching purposes, as well as for the enjoyment of the general public.


Thomas Wallnig: Early Modern Correspondence Data in Search of a Repository 

Early modern correspondence has been the object of digital research for many years, and still there are no ready-made solutions for data archiving and data publication. The paper presents a dataset based on the correspondence and manuscript collection of Vienna court librarian Sebastian Tengnagel (d. 1636) and discusses the structure and potetial interconnectedness of the respective TEI XML files. With repositories like correspSearch or EMLO already in place, the question of which data to store, which data to make available, and which data to publish by way of a GUI becomes a crucial issue to be discussed among researchers and repository representatives.


Herbert van Uffelen: The Digital Library and Bibliography of Literature in Translation (DLBT) 

The ‘Digital Library and Bibliography of Literature in Translation and Adaptation’ (DLBT) provides a research infrastructure for investigating the dynamic interactions which are inherent to the circulation of literature across linguistic and cultural borders. In order to facilitate the research on the reception of literatures an improved access to the translations and their reception documents, collections typically scattered in different locations, is needed. Printed bibliographies and online databases for literature in translation exist, but translations and their reception documents in digitized, readable form are accessible only in very exceptional cases. The DLBT generates bibliographies of literature in translation and reception documents and offers access to digital libraries of literature in translation and their afterlife in public discourse. The system not only presents the digitised content and the bibliographic metadata of the translations, but enables also access to their material characteristics (book covers, illustrations, etc.). Where possible the DLBT generates links to digitized assets on other servers. Scholars can visualise relations between different authors, translators, publishers, etc., produce statistical overviews, export metadata in different formats, and download documents and books in different formats. Last but not least researchers can use the DLBT to compare and analyse different translations. The copyright free (CC-BY 4.0) digital assets of the DLBT are stored automatically in PHAIDRA and can be viewed and downloaded on the website of the DLBT directly form this long-term repository.


Dominik Hagmann: Archiving Ancient Roman Rural Settlements in Practice: Experiences, Challenges, Outlooks 

Starting in 2015, the project initiative 'Roman Rural Landscapes' of the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna used Phaidra as a repository for archaeological datasets, collected during field campaigns in Italy, Jordan, and Austria. The data describe complex Roman rural settlement activities in the Imperium Romanum and are characterized by various data types and file-formats that store different kinds of information. This spectrum ranges from (but is not limited to) texts and tables to object photographs, vector graphics, video files, and 3D models. This diversity of archaeological data is due to the use of different methods and various approaches in archaeology. Further, Phaidra serves as the central hub for long-term archiving and disseminating of project-related research output like scientific papers, cartographic visualizations, or poster presentations. The talk wants to present some thoughts on our past 5 year's experience and challenges using Phaidra, including plans for the future use of the repository.


Agata Di Raimondo (Venice): Phaidra Venice: An Idea About a Logo of Phaidra 

During the collaboration with ECF-Ca’ Foscari Digital Publishing, our university press and partner of Phaidra Venice, we got the idea of creating a logo to be placed in the websites that represents the link between these two portals. This image coud be used also in the future for other projects and purposes.