FactMiners.org and The Softalk Apple Project are very pleased to announce our partnership with the Internet Archive that will dramatically accelerate the digitization, preservation, and public access to an archival-quality digital collection of the full 48-issue run of the Apple edition of Softalk magazine.
We again thank the Museum Computer Network Association and PICTION for sponsoring our Emerging Professional scholarship that enabled Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky to attend the conference on behalf of our projects to learn, network with Kindred Spirits, and make our presentation to the museum technology community. The opportunity to attend this excellent conference was phenomenal and will be a source of enthusiasm and inspiration for our continued evolution of our grassroots Citizen Science/History projects.
We invite you to view the "Lively Talkin' Slide" Edition of our recent presentation about FactMiners and The Softalk Apple Project at #MCN2014, the premiere museum informatics conference. We again thank the Museum Computer Network Association and PICTION for sponsoring our Emerging Professional scholarship that enabled Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky to attend the conference to learn, network with Kindred Spirits, and make our presentation to the museum informatics community. The opportunity for growth of both our projects was phenomenal and will be a source of enthusiasm for our continued evolution of these grassroots Citizen Science/History projects.
I am using the CIDOC-CRM – the Conceptual Reference Model developed by the International Council of Museums – as the primary domain reference model guiding design and development of the FactMiners social-game platform. In a recent post I looked at the Conceptual Reference Model from a "pure graph" perspective, re-imagining the CRM's Property Declarations as "just another" labeled subset of model elements, that is, as just another important subset of CRM Classes. In this post, I explore the "entity-ness" of the CIDOC-CRM Class Declarations.
One aspect of the metamodel subgraph design pattern we are using for the FactMiners Fact Cloud is a graph transformation that can be viewed as "node-ifying" a relationship. That is, if our source database has a relationship, we model the relationship as a node in the metamodel so we can more fully model the relationship. In this post I explore an aspect of the UI view of such an approach and wonder if Structr and KeyLines could be used to create an intuitive and easy-to-use visualization of such a dynamic graph transformation at the view level. My particular interest here is use this design pattern to create a Neo4j-based exploratory viewer on the CIDOC-CRM.
I am beyond happy to announce that I have been awarded an Emerging Professional Scholarship to significantly support our attending and presenting at the prestigious Museum Computer Network 2014 (#MCN2014) annual conference next month in Dallas, Texas.
Timlynn and I have two projects in the Pacesetters/semi-final round of the Ashoka/LEGO #Play2Learn 'Re-imagine Learning' Challenge. These two projects are intimately inter-related as "means and ends" in the domain of LAM-based (Libraries, Archives, and Museums) social games that keep us engaged in preserving and exploring on-line digital collections of our cultural heritage.