Belfast Group Poetry | Networks
The Belfast Group Poetry | Networks project engaged a team of scholars and technologists who developed tools for identifying and marking up names, places, and organizations in Emory's collection of materials associated with the poets known as the Belfast Group.
By tagging these entities, our researchers and technologists make it possible to visualize some of these writers' social and geospatial networks.
Because it connects identifiers to the semantic web, the tools created for Belfast Group Poetry | Networks give users access to much more data than documents like finding aids regularly provide. Looking beyond the Belfast Group, similar networks could be documented for other literary groups using the tools and results of this project, which has been released as open source software.
Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic Collections
Department of English
Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
|Community Partners||Queen's University Belfast Library|
|Project Contacts||Belfast Group Poetry | Networks website|
To better represent the relationships of the authors working in the Belfast Group and to connect the information in the archival finding aids with the digitized texts, the project developed software to enhance the TEI and EAD. We also updated the EmoryFindingAids site to expose the names and URIs now embedded in the EAD via RDFa. The site depends on content pulled from both TEI and EAD, combined with the use of RDF.
The site depends on many web technologies and libraries.
ECDS projects advance Emory University's mission through research, pedagogy, publishing, and public scholarship.
|Research||Over its several iterations, Belfast Group Poetry | Networks worked to answer a basic research question: What can be done with enhanced library data given new technologies and shared resources? In the process, the project was also interested in determining who, exactly, constituted the Belfast Group. In pursuing these questions, the project yielded new software, new data, and new visualizations that can be used by scholars around the world.|
|Pedagogy||Belfast Group Poetry | Networks provides students with a way of seeing the wide range of possibilities for archival scholarship in a digital humanities context.|
|Public Scholarship||In addition to the core data and visualizations, Belfast Group Poetry | Networks gives open access to peer-reviewed articles on the project website.|