Two Project Updates
The Structure of Location Based Information
Bernt Wahl will outline different ways location data can be expressed using a dynamic location based knowledge repository. Wahl will talk about ideas in which location data can be held and called upon for different needs. He also hopes to show the demographic work that has been done in terms of local mapping.
Reflections on Sharing Authority, Storytelling, and Annotation
Clifford Lynch recently had the opportunity to attend part of a conference titled "Sharing Authority", which dealt with topics such as public history and oral history. After some comments on this conference, Lynch will relate these issues to questions about storytelling, annotation of public databases of historical resources, and collective biography, some of which he summarized last semester. Group discussion about research opportunities and prior art will be welcome.