ASIS&T 83rd Annual Meeting Awards – Best Poster Award 1st Place to The Dwoskin Project

The Dwoskin Project, has won Best Poster Award 1st Place at the 83rd Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2020 for the poster Visualisation of Hard Drive Content to Support Archival Processes for Personal Digital Archives.

The poster, alongside the accompanying research paper, was produced by Guy Baxter (University of Reading), Zoe Bartliff (PDRA, University of Glasgow) and Yunhyong Kim (Co-I, University of Glasgow) of The Dwoskin Project (PI, Rachel Garfield, University of Reading).

Visualisation of hard drive content to support archival processes for personal digital archives.

This research explores visualisation of data for working with personal digital archives (PDA). Large scale PDAs, comprising content from several personal hard disk drive images, are not receptive to “open the box and take a look” approaches to appraisal traditionally adopted by analogue archives. By employing a Sunburst visualisation to represent file directory structures, this paper demonstrates that it is possible to gain an “at a glance” comprehension of content organisation and date distribution, whilst concurrently allowing for the dynamic and interactive exploration of information such as usage patterns, content metadata and original order relevant to archival appraisal processes.

Bartliff Z, Kim Y, Baxter G. Abstract – Visualisation of hard drive content to support archival processes for personal digital archives. Proc Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 2020;57:e329.

The full paper is available here

More information about ASIS&T and the 83rd Annual Meeting Award winners can be found here

Featured GIF: Visualisation of hard drive content to support archival processes for personal digital archives, by Bartliff Z, Kim Y, Baxter G.

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