15 August, 2017


From August 8th (Tue) to 11th (Fri), we joined in Digital Humanities 2017 (DH2017) conducted at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.

It is the top conference in Digital Humanities, and conducts annual meetings every year. In DH2017, we presented a poster for introducing our system of Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources.

According to the local conference committee, there were approximately 890 attendees from the world. During the conference period, at 8:00-17:00 every day, more than 20 sessions were conducted at the same time. It was so big.

However, unfortunately, this conference did not offer either venue maps and other necessary information, paper programmes, or any venue information of the poster session. And we were not able to ask conference staffs in these matters. As the result, many participants including me were so much confusing, and some caused difficult situations.

Until last year's DH, congress bags, programme, and access maps of venues were provided. So I was very unsatisfied with managements and organising methods of this local conference committee.

The poster session were conducted in the late afternoon on August 9th (Wed) at McLennan Library.  

Makoto Goto and Ayako Shibutani. 2017.Linked Data and IIIF for Promoting Open Science of Historical Research Resources in Japan.

Many researchers were interested in our poster, and we got many questions about our system release date and methods. Some of them provided us useful information for future perspectives in our research activities.

During sessions, we visited to museums, botanical garden, and other facilities. 






DH2017, it was my first international conference in Digital Humanities, but I truly enjoyed this. This experience is helpful for my future research activities.

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