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Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A090004
Grant Period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012
World Area: International
Funding:
2009:  $264,000
2010:  $132,000
Total:  $396,000
Institution: University of Washington
Project Director: Judith Henchy
Office of Sponsored Programs, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359472
Seattle, Washington 98195
Tel: 2065433986
Fax: 2066858049
Email: judithh@u.washington.edu
 
Abstract:
Digital Archive of Research on Thailand (DART) The University of Washington, collaborating with heritage institutions in Thailand (the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Center, and the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University) proposes to create a Digital Archive of Research on Thailand (DART) comprising ethnographic, socio-economic and visual materials, including texts, photographs, maps and GIS-supported visualizations. This proposal focuses on enabling standards for the archiving of textual, visual and data resources from Thailand, while creating a bi-lingual web-based resource that will allow scholars and students at all levels of expertise, as well as government and NGO communities, to access original research notes, quantitative data, and images. We propose collaborations to establish common priorities and standards for online access to research collections based on: consideration of cultural and intellectual property law, privacy issues and research need; and technologies for the tagging and retrieval of research data that will enable an integrated search interface to facilitate access by the broad research community while maintaining the integrity of archival organization and intellectual context. Through an innovative collaboration with a consortium of Universities and archival repositories in Thailand, the project will aggregate archival research notes and data sets collected by social scientists focusing on Thailand, and will provide a network of data and visual resources residing in diverse repositories. The project will contribute to innovations in interdisciplinary research, introducing students to data sources for social science research, and encouraging a critical discussion of visual cultural literacy
 
Language: Country:
Thai
Thailand
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Dance
Demography
Drama/theater
Economics
Education
Ethnic studies
Ethnomusicology
Film
Foreign languages and literature
Geography
Health sciences
History
International/area studies
Music
Physical sciences
Religion
Sociology
Statistics
Area Studies
Dissemination
Instructional Materials
Interdisciplinary Studies
K-12 Teacher Education
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Multidisciplinary Studies
Research
Undergraduate Education
 
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