A Tiny Use Case approach to a preliminary overview of formal and stylistic transformations of character designs between the 1990s and 2000s

This is a guest post written by Oscar García Aranda, who is currently a PhD Candidate and pre-doctoral researcher in the Department of Translation, Interpretation and East Asian Studies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and who undertook a short research stay at the JVMG project with us in Stuttgart to work on further developing his dissertation research.

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JVMG Project Phase One Wrap-Up Workshop

Last week of January we had a fantastic experience hosting the JVMG project phase one wrap-up workshop at Stuttgart Media University with an amazing line-up of collaborators and supporters, some of whom have already contributed to the success of the project over the past three and a half years and others who we are hoping to work and collaborate with going forward. But what made this workshop so special was the lively dialogue between so many different backgrounds and interests, from the representatives of the online enthusiast communities, through academic research librarians, developers and researchers working on various digital humanities and large scale database projects in musicology, literary and fan studies and Japanese media, to researchers from game and media studies, anime and manga research, Japanese studies and even law, from all across Europe, Japan and even North America.

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Introduction to Digital Humanities for Japanese Studies with the Japanese Visual Media Graph project at Stockholm University

We are happy to report that last week we had the opportunity to introduce the JVMG project as part of Professor Jaqueline Berndt’s BA Thesis Course at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University.

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Presenting at SWIB 2022

The annual conference SWIB 2022 was held for the 14th time, and the third time online due to the pandemic. SWIB focuses on Linked Open Data in libraries and related organizations, where IT staff, developers, librarians, and researchers meet and learn from each others.

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Our article on the legal integration of the JVMG knowledge graph is now available online

The article version of our presentation at POSSP 2021: Putting Open Social Scholarship Into Practice on the legal integration of the JVMG knowledge graph written together with Dr Simone Schroff is now available open access in the 4th issue of Pop! Public. Open. Participatory.: Harmonizing Open Licenses among Online Databases of Enthusiast Communities: Challenges for the Legal Integration of Databases in the Japanese Visual Media Graph Project.