RCSI Women. Remarkable women of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

My practicum is with the Heritage Collections department of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  The main aim of the project was to create an online platform to give visibility to women who have been associated with the RCSI in the past.

An important first step for any project is developing an understanding of project scope, stakeholder requirements and, where relevant, audience needs.  These were discussed at the first project meeting on the 29th January and those discussions and the decisions made then were to guide delivery throughout the project. Continue reading

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We need to talk about how the digital impacts on archaeology

On the face of it, it is hard to argue with Costopolous’s view.  It is true – digital archaeology has been here for a while and it is here to stay!  There is plenty of evidence of the widespread adoption of digital technologies, but why does Costopolous “want to stop talking about digital archeology” (Costopoulos)?  Why would we not talk about it, or about anything else that represents a significant way in which work is done and through which we arrive at understanding? Continue reading

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The potential for Audience Engagement with 3D Digital Visualisations

 

I was somewhat surprised to read in Stuart Jeffrey’s paper that, in the context of digital archaeology, that  ‘there is little broad community engagement with digital visualisation (Jeffrey 145)’ and interested to read his views both on the potential for engaging multiple audiences and the impact he envisages, in terms of what he refers to as a potential Golden Age of heritage visualisations. Continue reading

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Comparing data modelling techniques

Introduction

What is data modelling?

Data modelling is essentially the structure in which data (information and knowledge) is collected, managed and represented.  It is intended to describe the concepts or objects of concern to an individual or organisation in order to represent both the concepts and objects and the relationships between them. Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Rural Broadband

In the digital age, there is unprecedented access to information for more people than ever before but is this a true democratisation of access to data and the possibilities that data promise for how we live and work?

I was interested to read a recent opinion piece in the Irish Times in reaction to a controversy over the cost of subsidising a rural rail line where the columnist put the focus instead on the issue of rural broadband  (Taylor).  Taylor sees provision of broadband as a highly significant long term investment by the government.  As a rural dweller, I agree. We live in a digital world and having broadband is now not a choice but a necessity for work, life and play. Continue reading

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