A Web 3.0 approach to building an online digital archive of architectural practice in post-War Queensland

Hunter, Jane, Macarthur, John, van der Plaat, Deborah, Gosseye, Janina, Wilson, Andrew and Bannerman, Gavin (2012). A Web 3.0 approach to building an online digital archive of architectural practice in post-War Queensland. In: Brisbane 2012 Congress: A Climate of Change. 17th International Council of Archives (ICA) Congress, Brisbane, Australia, (39-53). 20-24 August 2012. doi:10.3828/comma.2012.2.5

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Author Hunter, Jane
Macarthur, John
van der Plaat, Deborah
Gosseye, Janina
Wilson, Andrew
Bannerman, Gavin
Title of paper A Web 3.0 approach to building an online digital archive of architectural practice in post-War Queensland
Conference name 17th International Council of Archives (ICA) Congress
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 20-24 August 2012
Proceedings title Brisbane 2012 Congress: A Climate of Change   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Comma   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Munich, Germany
Publisher De Gruyter Saur
Publication Year 2012
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3828/comma.2012.2.5
ISSN 1680-1865
Volume 2012
Issue 2
Start page 39
End page 53
Total pages 15
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The "Architectural Practice in Post-War Queensland: Building and Interpreting an Oral History Archive" project is a collaboration between the University of Queensland, the State Library of Queensland and four of the longest-standing architectural firms in Queensland. The aim of the project is to build a comprehensive multimedia digital archive that documents architectural practice in post-World War II Queensland (1945-1975) - a period of architectural practice that was highly significant but has been largely undocumented. Currently, most of the knowledge of this period is in individuals' memories, in private hands, or highly dispersed across architectural firms and collecting institutions (e.g. State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library and the University of Queensland Fryer Library). This paper describes an innovative approach (based on Semantic Web and Web 3.0 technologies) towards establishing a comprehensive online and evolving knowledge-base for research, teaching and practice within the disciplines of history, architecture and design which includes the development of analytical and search services. At the same time, the challenges faced by the project are enumerated: they include ensuring the archive's sustainability, resolving issues of identity and implementing quality control over community-generated content.
Keyword Architectural history - Australia
Web information retrieval
Digital archives
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 29 October 2014.

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