Social Networks and Archival Context: from R&D Project to Cooperative Program.
Various collaborators on the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project will give updates on work completed on extracting data describing people from existing descriptions of archival records, performing identity resolution on the extracted biographical descriptions, and using the resulting identity descriptions to build a public resource that provides integrated access to distributed archival holdings and reveals the social networks within which the people documented in the resources lived and worked. The presentation will also include an update on transforming the research into an ongoing international archival cooperative. Speakers will include Daniel Pitti, Ray Larson, Yiming Liu, Brian Tingle, Adrian Turner, and Rachael Hu.
Ray Larson is a professor in the School of Information. Daniel Pitti is associate director of the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH).