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Data Capture

Converting analogue information into raw digital data (digitisation). Examples include the recognition of printed text, geophysical surveying or digital photography.

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Use of existing digital data : Refers to the usage of data that already exists in digital form. This can include any type of digital media, such as text, images, sound or video. Digital data may be reused to gain new meaning, and present it to a different audience. There are many d
2d Scanning and photography : The exact method of 2D scanning or photography to use depends largely on the subject of the image. Sometimes the two methods can be used interchangeably to achieve similar results. The main difference is that 2D scanning involves capturing the image gr
3d Scanning : 3D scanning refers to data captured by means of a three-dimensional scanner. A 3D scanner is a device that analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour, <a href="http://www.arts-human

Refers to the capture of data on an object's or person’s movement and translating this onto a digital model.

Heads-up digitising and Interactive tracing : Heads-up digitisation and interactive tracing.</em> Heads-up digitisation, or on-screen digitisation, is a very commonly used method of digitisation. It is similar to manual digitisation except that the base map or image is already in a digital <a href
Moving image capture : Moving image capture refers to data captured by means of digital video cameras, webcams and TV cards. The essential parameters of any moving image sequence as a visual presentation are: presence or absence of colour, aspect ratio, resolution and image
Geophysical survey : Refers to data capture by means of geophysical methods for <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/data_analysis/spatial_data_analysis">spat... studies. In archaeology, this most often refers to ground-based physical <a href="http://www.arts-humaniti
GPS and total station surveys : Refers to the capture of spatial information by means of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) or Total Station equipment, which is often used in archaeological field surveys and map-making.

Acquiring information about an object or phenomenon, by using equipment that is either wireless, or not in physical contact with the object or phenomenon itself. This data is then processed and analysed using computer software, known as a remote sensi

Music recognition : Music recognition is a type of MIR (Music Information <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/data_analysis/content_based_sound_retriev... ), the interdisciplinary science of retrieving information from music.
Sound generation : The term ‘sound generation’ refers to the production of sound by means of digital instruments.
Sound recording : Sound recording is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are 'analogue recording' and 'digital re
Speech recognition : Refers to the conversion of spoken words and phrases into text. Speech recognition software (also known as automatic speech recognition or computer speech recognition) converts spoken words to machine-readable input.
Manual input and transcription : Transcription is the conversion of spoken into written words, or of handwriting or a photograph of text into pure text. Additionally, the term can apply to the conversion of a written source into another medium, such as <a href="http://www.arts-humanit
Text recognition : Text recognition is also known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This term refers to the conversion of <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/practice_led_research/2d_scanning">scanne... images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text (usuall
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Machine-readable grammatical resources for Indonesian Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty Mary Dalrymple
Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad 1870-1950 History Faculty Sumita Mukherjee
Mapping Manning: The Man who Collected Oxfordshire Academic Services Alison Roberts
Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (MLGB3) History Faculty Neil Jefferies
Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua Vols. IX-X: Images from the Cox Archive Classical Archaeology Charles Crowther
Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia, Lycaconia, and Cappadocia Classical Archaeology Peter Thonemann
Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive Archaeology Institute Helena Hamerow
Old English Literature; A Hypertext Course Pack English Faculty Stuart Lee
On-line language documentation for Biak (Austronesian) Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty Mary Dalrymple
Out of the Wings Spanish Jonathan Thacker
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography History Faculty Philip Carter
Oxford Digital Library Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Michael Popham
Oxford Google Project Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Dave Price
Oxford Latin American Economic History Database Latin American Centre Valpy FitzGerald
Oxford Roman Economy Project Ancient History Andrew Wilson
Oxford Russian Life History Archive Russian Catriona H. M. Kelly
Oxford Text Archive IT Services Sebastian Rahtz
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Sally Rumsey
Pacific Pathways: Multiplying contexts for the Forster ('Cook-Voyage') collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum : 2002-03 Pitt Rivers Museum Paul Groves
Paradigm Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas

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John Coleman Professor Phonetics Laboratory
John McTague Departmental Lecturer English Faculty
John Pilbeam Web/Digital Officer, Sainsbury Library Said Business School Library
Jonathan Moffett IT Manager, Gardens & Museums IT Ashmolean Museum
Josie Lister Imaging service, printed books Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
Judith Pfeiffer University Lecturer in Arabic; Fellow of St Cross College Oriental Studies Faculty
Judith Siefring Head of Digital Research, Bodleian Libraries Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
Julia Craig-McFeely Research Fellow Music Faculty
Julia Lenaghan Researcher Classical Archaeology
Katharine Keats-Rohan History Faculty
Kathleen Jeffs Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Spanish
Kathryn Sutherland Professor in Bibliography and Textual Criticism English Faculty
Kerri L Russell Postdoctoral Researcher Oriental Studies Faculty
Lawrence Goldman Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History History Faculty
Lik Hang Tsui Postdoctoral fellow, China Biographical Database, Harvard University Chinese Studies (Humanities)
Luke Treadwell University Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics and Assistant Keeper, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum; Fellow of St Cross College Oriental Studies Faculty
Malcolm Osman Pitt Rivers Museum
Malcolm Vale Tutorial Fellow in Modern History History Faculty
Mark Doffman Researcher Music Faculty
Mark Philp University Lecturer Politics & Int Relations

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