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Organization

 

ASCDC is structured as a project-focused center. There is one Director, three Deputy Directors, one Executive Secretary, and two Assistant Research Specialists. Its highest governing body is the Advisory Committee of Digital Archives.

 

The Main Project Office has four divisions: Administration, Information Technology, Projects, and Outreach, whose primary work is to advance "Innovative Cyberinfrastructure and Digital Tools" and "Outreach Initiatives: Publication and Exhibition." Each year, ASCDC also manages and solicits subprojects, through a transparent, external, academic review process. ASCDC assists subprojects in establishing "Linked Knowledge Bases for Digital Humanities," and developing digital tools and technology for "Academic Research in the Digital Humanities," collaborating with the work of institutes and individual researchers to mutually advance digital humanities research at Academia Sinica.

 

The duties of the Main Project Office's four divisions are:

 

Administration
  • Human resources, accounting, general affairs
  • Carry out project proposal selection and project supervision assessments
  • Hold conferences, lectures, research expos, and work meetings
IT
  • Software development: Build, operate, and maintain the information tools and platforms required by the Center's various projects and collaborations
  • Innovative technology research and development: Develop innovative technologies related to digital humanities research
  • Technology services: Consultation, evaluation, and provision of technologies related to digital humanities and digital archives
  • Knowledge base operation and maintenance: Manage and preserve websites and databases related to Academia Sinica and the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program
Projects
  • Image analysis research platforms: Assist humanities scholars with more efficient methods to store, showcase, enrich, and research large quantities of image resource in a digital era
  • Text analysis research platforms: Meet the demands of humanities scholars by developing digital tools and platforms that improve research quality and efficiency
  • Linked open data (LOD): Build a model for LOD data conversion, develop LOD applications, and enable Taiwan's digital cultural heritage to cross language and cultural boundaries to link to the world
  • Thesaurus construction: Translate the Traditional Chinese edition of the Getty Research Institute's Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), build a list of localized new vocabulary, and establish the AAT-Taiwan search platform
  • Xiaoxuetang Wenzixue Database: Continue building a philological database integrating shape, sound, and meaning, that serves as a vital reference source for philological research in Taiwan and abroad
  • GIS for Religious Landscape in Taiwan::Through Geographic Information System (GIS) technology that integrates historical documents and fieldwork studies, the geography of Taiwanese religions' distribution and change over time are mapped out through field reports, specialists, and crowdsourcing
  • The Council of Agriculture's Social and Cultural Survey of Rural Taiwan: Build a database tracking crucial elements of rural Taiwan's environment, industry, society, culture, and historical change, integrating data from across disciplines
  • The Ministry of Culture's Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank: Transferring the digital data content of the Digital Taiwan website's Union Catalog into the Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank, establishing an innovative model for open-use digital resources
Outreach

 

 

  • Publication and book fairs: Through both physical and digital publishing, diversely showcase digital humanities research
  • Open Museum: Create an environment for free access to digital objects, providing a virtual space and services for collection, research, display, licensing, and curation
  • Media showcase: Promote ASCDC's activities and achievements in the sphere of digital cultures
  • International connections: Through substantive cooperation with international academic institutions, holding international seminars, paper publications, etc., strengthen exchange with the global academic community, and raise the international visibility and influence of Taiwan's digital culture

 

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