"Digital Manga: A Metadata-Centric Approach Supporting Access and Use"

March 25, 2013 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Manning Hall Room 208

shigeo-sugimotoTitle:  Digital Manga:  A Metadata-Centric Approach Supporting Access and Use


Manga, Japanese comics, are gaining popularity worldwide. Manga follow a late 19th c. style, although new technologies provide novel capabilities for manga publication. Once a manual art form, manga is becoming a digital art and so there are emerging digital libraries of manga. Professor Shigeo Sugimoto will introduce the Manga Metadata Framework, developed to support efficient production and browsing of digital manga. His presentation will highlight bibliographic relationships and characters as intellectual entities, review functional requirements of metadata for manga, and display the project’s visual structure.

Biographical Note: 

SHIGEO SUGIMOTO is the Director, Research Center for Knowledge, and a Professor in the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN. Professor Sugimoto's primary research interest is in digital libraries their place in our information/knowledge infrastructure. His research areas include models and technologies of metadata and metadata schemas for digital resources and digital archives. He is a member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative’s Oversight Committee and co-chair of the DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community. He has been involved in major international conferences on digital libraries in Asia, Europe, and North America as an organizer and program committee member.  Professor Sugimoto earned a Ph.D. in Information Science (software engineering and programming languages) from Kyoto University in 1985.

To demonstrate, Dr. Sugimoto has shared link to a manga created by one of Shigeo’s students at  http://bit.ly/UI6Et1.

This event is co-sponsored by the SILS Metadata Research Center and UNC-ASIS&T.