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Modeling, frames of reference, and digital culture

The objective of this collective project is, first, to inventory the characteristics of each digitization project in the cluster, to establish a panorama of innovative systems that could be implemented for these digitization projects, and to complete a study of the actual uses of these innovative systems by cultural institutions.
Second, the project will engage thinking about digital culture and its interconnection with the production and the circulation of cultural contents. It will tackle the question of the role played by digital technologies and the media in modes of diffusion and exchanges by linking digital culture to the evolutions of social, cultural, and political mediations. We will notably study the impact of frames of reference (thesaurus, ontologies, taxonomies) on the process of appropriation of concepts and ideas as much by the large audiences as by specialists.

Project leaders
Jean-Luc MINEL, University professor, University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense, director of the Laboratory Models, Dynamics, Corpus (MODYCO);
Anne FAURE, curator, Quai Branly Museum

Internal cluster partners
Models, Dynamics, Corpus (Modyco);
Quai Branly Museum;
Library of Contemporary International Documentation (BDIC)

Duration: 2 years

November 24 2016

Within the framework of the "Modeling, frames of reference, and digital culture" cluster's project, another workshop on the Linked Open Data is set on Thursday, November 24, 2016, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on the campus. It is chaired by Michel Jacobson (CNRS/BnF) and Pascaline Kenfack (UPOND). It compares the method developped within MODREF with the one from the "Sources of ethnomusicology" project.

Workshop for the cluster's member only

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 1:30pm - 4pm
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense


August 14 2014

Jean-Luc Minel and Antoine Courtin will present the "Modeling, frames of reference and digital culture" project during the conference  " Linked Data in Libraries: Let's make it happen!", at the BnF. This day is organized, within the framework of the World Library and Information Congress, by the Information Technology Section with the Semantic Web Special Interest Group. All the presentations will be in English.

Get more information and register to the conference (mandatory) on the event's website.

Thursday, August 14th 2014, from 9am to 5 pm
Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)
site François-Mitterrand
Petit auditorium
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13

May 19 2014
Cluster's Workshop

The statements from the cluster's Workshop of April 10th, 2014, "What are the digital issues for the scholarly and cultural mediations of the past?" are now available. You can find them of the Worshop's webpage or on the webpage of the project "Modeling, frames of reference and digital culture".

April 10 2014
Cluster's Workshop

The theme of the cluster's Workshop #4 will be "Which digital issues for the scientific and cultural mediations of the past?". It will be held from 9:30 to 17:30 at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. The presentation of the Workshop is available in the section L'Atelier. More information will be available soon.

Registrations :

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

March 03 2014
Workshop ModRef

The next workshop Modref is planned on Monday, March 3rd at 10:30, Room 407, Building A, 4th floor.


Modeling, frames of reference, and digital culture

Blog ModRef

This blog presents the monitoring activities of the workgroup "Modeling, frames of reference, and digital culture".

It seeks to present to partners links to some online ressources (articles, blogs, symposium proceedings, ongoing projects, etc.) about questions such as : conceptual models, frames of reference, digital mediation, etc. These ressources are always introduced by a commentary in order to put them in context or to underline some important elements of the article.

This blog is collaborative : each partner can write an entry which is, then, validated before being published.


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