Adjusting the Book Launch to COVID19 In September 2020, and with the restrictions COVID19 placed on book launches and book tours, Klara du Plessis organized a series of 6-person, outdoor, and distanced discussions to celebrate her second poetry collection, Hell Light Flesh. Each discussion centered around a series of similar passages from the new book, along […]
What might an audiobook liberated from preconceived notions of the printed book sound like?
Black Noise: Poetics of Afro-Congregation If dispersal created the Afro-diaspora, then who do we become when we are gathered? This SpokenWeb Listening Practice session will feature early thoughts on how Black creators across poetry, music, and performance have explored the soundscapes of congregated Blackness, from the hold of the slave ship to contemporary uprisings in […]
While we now have a well-developed grammar for our Content Field description of audio assets that we listen to, we are interested in having a discussion about what we see when we watch and listen to literary performance, and what we want to include in our descriptions of such AV documents, with the aim of discovery and use by scholars, students and the general public.
This virtual, introductory workshop will include basic information about the AudiAnnotate project including using IIIF and the IIIF specifications for AV. We will share how to use Audacity to annotate audio files and to use the AudiAnnotate tool with Jekyll and GitHub to manage editing and publishing IIIF manifests and annotations for audio collections. For more information […]
SESSION 1 (4 PM-5 PM EDT) Moderator: Michael O’Driscoll (U Alberta) Title: Dynamic Systems for Humanities Audio Collections: The Theory and Rationale of Swallow (25 Minutes) Presenters: Jason Camlot, Tomasz Neugebauer, Francisco Berrizbeitia (Concordia U) This paper approaches a system that has been designed, and continues to be in development, for the aggregation of metadata surrounding […]
Conferences | Annie Murray, audio collections, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, conferences, Deanna Fong, Emily Murphy, Jason Camlot, Karis Shearer, Klara du Plessis, Liz Fisher, Mathieu Aubin, Metadata Management, Michael O’Driscoll, Montreal, Quebec, SpokenWeb, Tanya Clement, Yuliya Kondratenko
These sessions of the SSI are designed for student researchers to present ideas, experiences, and research they have been pursuing for feedback and discussion from members of the wider SpokenWeb network. Each presenter will talk for a maximum of five minutes and show a maximum of three slides. Following each “lightning talk,” we will open […]
For the past three months, Ian Ferrier, host for twenty years (and running) monthly Words and Music Show, and the 2019 SW Curator in Residence, has collaborated with Jason Camlot (Director of SpokenWeb) in running the online version of the Words and Music Show. While Words and Music usually takes a vacation in the month […]
SpokenWeb All Team Meeting with a focus on Collections: REVIEWING AND REFINING DESCRIPTION AND PROCESSING OF SPOKENWEB COLLECTIONS — Jul 17, 2020 (Events)
This all team meeting will function as a collaborative collection processing summit discussion at which we will pursue focused discussion of the approaches we have been taking to describing and processing our diverse audio collections with the SpokenWeb metadata schema and Swallow, the metadata management system. Discussion will focus on particular fields of description, including […]
The first part of this workshop will introduce foundational concepts and methods from oral history. The workshop will then proceed into the presentation of clips, case-studies and scenarios for all-group discussion with the goals of 1. collaboratively defining a SpokenWeb Oral History protocol for engaging in interviews around collections of literary sound recordings, and 2. […]