Digital Literacy Resources

Beginner

Introduction/Overview

Shift in Strategic Assumptions from Analog to Digital Age, (Rogers, 2016)

Linked Open Data // Données ouvertes et liée

A 3-min introductory video by Europeana. It explains the fundamentals of Linked Open Data from the user’s perspective.

EN: Linked Open Data – What is it?

FR: Le web des données ouvertes et liées. Qu’est-ce que c’est ?

The concept of 5-star open data , developed by the inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee, offers a gradual scheme for evolving from the web of document to the web of data. Publishing data in open format is a first step towards linked open data (and the digital transformation of the performing arts sector). This introductory website on 5-star open data is available in both English and French.

To go one step further, this video on What is linked data? explains concepts such as machine-readable data, knowledge graph, and URI.

Wikidata

Wikidata tutorial

Useful Wikidata Properties for Performing Arts Buildings

A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners (video)

Discoverability // Découvrabilité

Présentation sur la découvrabilité des contenus culturels donnée lors du Forum Rideau du 18 février dernier (présentation vidéo et version PDF du matériel d’accompagnement).

Vidéo Les métadonnées : pour une meilleure visibilité des contenus culturels

Intermediate

Linked Open Data

Estermann, B. (2018a). eCH-0205: Linked Open Data. Accessory Document. eCH association, Zurich.

Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec (2017). État des lieux sur les métadonnées relatives aux contenus culturels. – The glossary is available as a stand-alone document.

Knowledge Graph and Graph databases

Graph database vs. relational database

What is a Knowledge Graph?

Recommendation systems

McKelvey, F., Hunt, R. (2019). Algorithmic Accountability and Digital Content Discoverability. Canadian Heritage and Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

  • See, in particular, pages 4-6: “Algorithms: from search to recommendation”.

Artificial Intelligence

Expert

(coming soon)

Practical tools/applications

http://openrefine.org/

A tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.

Digital Marketing and Communications Resources

Beginner

Search Engine Optimization

Traditional Search Engine Optimization Still Matters

  • This posts offers a quick overview of SEO. We want to stress the following: “Each event, product, service requires its own page.” This is extremely important, because it enables Google Search Event Finder and similar discovery tools to provide a “more information” link pointing to your event.

Page Speed Insights Tool

Broken Link Checker

Mobile Friendly Tester

Expert

(coming soon)

Practical tools/applications

More digital marketing resources are recommended by Annelise Larson on www.storypreneursunite.com.

Governance Structures Resources

Beginner

Intermediate

Digital marketing resources, curated by Annelise: https://www.storypreneursunite.com/digital-marketing-resources

Expert

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Digital Transformation and Organizational Change Resources

Beginner

Artificial Intelligence

Intermediate

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Expert

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Practical tools/applications

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Preparing for the Digital Shift

Other Events

November 14-16, 2019 – CAPACOA and Canadian Dance Assembly Conference, Ottawa

Respectively themed Open Up and Metamorphosis, the CAPACOA and CDA conferences include a digital literacy stream with two workshops:

  • Radical Collaboration in a Digital World;
  • Wikidata: a do-it-yourself and do-it-together way of making Canadian artists stand out in the digital world

November 22-24, 2019 – Arts, Culture, and Digital Transformation Summit, Banff

The Arts, Culture, and Digital Transformation Summit is designed to ignite curiosity, confidence, and enthusiasm within Canadian art-making practices, which are facing a rapidly digitizing world. I will seek the intersection of two fundamental questions: Where are the arts needed in this disrupted world? And, what do the arts need to expand creative visions there?

August 2019 – May 2020,  AI Art Impact

This series of workshops will not only equip artists to understand the implications and opportunities of artificial intelligence but also imagine the appropriate artistic and political responses to world that will be significantly altered by the introduction of these technologies.

More Digital Literacy Events

For additional digital literacy events, consult:

Making Tomorrow Better: Taking Digital Action in the Performing Arts