Aggregating data for social linking in the humanities and creative arts : the "Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI)"

Instituto de Semiótica Literaria, Teatral y Nuevas Tecnologías de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
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Journal Article
Signa : revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Semiotica, 2016, 25, (0), pp. 109-119
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This paper reports on the development of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), a service which aggregates data from thirty Australian data sources and makes them available for use by researchers across the humanities and creative arts, and more widely by the general public. We discuss the methods used by HuNI to aggregate data, as well as the conceptual framework which has shaped the design of HuNI’s Data Model around six core entity types. Two of the key functions available to users of HuNI – building collections and creating links – are discussed, together with their design rationale.
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