12 SES 02, Analysing and Constructing Virtual Environments
Parallel Paper Session
In this paper, we present the project “Semantic MediaWiki for Collaborative Corpora Analysis” (SMW-CorA)  which aims to establish a Virtual Research Environment in the field of Historical Educational Science. In recent years, Virtual Research Environments (VRE) are addressed in national and European science policy agendas to enhance research practice with ICT (Botte et al. 2011, Voss/Procter 2009). While several VRE projects develop large-scale infrastructures mainly based on Grid- or Supercomputing Technologies, the project SMW-CorA aims to build a light-weight environment which is highly configurable and extendible to meet concrete needs in research practice. Thereby, the facilities offered by the Semantic Web and wiki technologies are tailored to realize profound interactions with research objects and collaborations within a networked research environment.
While the technological outcome of the VRE project is designed to be reused in other research communities in the long term, its initial realization is aligned to the analysis of reference books in the field of Educational History. For some time now, digitalization projects have created a considerable number of digitalized books, which are potential research objects in the history of education and come with relevant bibliographic metadata. While tools for Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (AQDAS) do not exploit open data exchange standards (Corti/Gregory 2011), SMW-CorA integrates digitized documents along with their bibliographic metadata that are accessible in open exchange standard formats. Moreover, SMW-CorA strives for providing tools for such analysis.
Botte, A.; Rittberger, M. and Schindler, C. (2011): Virtuelle Forschungsumgebungen. Wissenschaftspolitische Erwartungen, informationswissenschaftliche Forschungsfelder und Herausforderungen. In: Griesbaum, J.; Mandl, T.; Womser-Hacker, C. (Eds.): Information und Wissen: global, sozial und frei? Boizenburg : Hülsbusch, Schriften zur Informationswissenschaft, 58, 422-433 [Virtual research environments. Science policy expectations, information scientific fields of research and challenges] Corti, L.; A. Gregory (2011): CAQDAS Comparability. What about CAQDAS Data Exchange? Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12. http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/viewArticle/1634. Voss, A.; Procter, R. (2009): Virtual research environments in scholarly work and communications. In: Library Hi Tech. 27, 2, 174-190. DOI = 10.1108/07378830910968146
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