Lecturer in Computer Science
College of Science and Engineering
Dr Denise de Vries has, since the early 1980s, developed commercial complex database systems for a variety of industry domains including local government, airline, public libraries, para-medical, diet and nutrition, commercial cleaning, automotive parts manufacturing, building and construction, inventory control, conference organisation and commercial photography.
Based on this industry experience she researches techniques to preserve digital history and data semantics including techniques to deal with changes to information in a database such as structural change, semantic change and constraint change.
PhD Flinders University
BSc(Hons) Flinders University
BCompInfSc University of South Australia
Building workforce capacity to address complex health, housing and social inclusion issues through critical systems thinking and practice.
Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant
Embedding Indigenous Science, Mathematics and Engineering into CSEM topics.
eResearch Summer Scholarship Program
Our Digital Heritage: Preserving early Australasian software
Local Government Research and Development Scheme
Development of Participatory Decision Making Software
Knowledge Exchange Grant
Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives into Science and Engineering Teaching
ARC Linkage Project
Play It Again: Creating a Playable History of Australasian Digital Games, for Industry, Community and Research Purposes
State Library of South Australia
Computer disk collections at the State Library of SA: Creating disk images of born digital content
Dr de Vries' research focuses on digital preservation. She is the lead researcher in the Computer Archaeology Laboratory. Computer Archaeology is the science of recovering computer data encoded and/or encrypted in now obsolete media or formats. It is not merely data recovery, it is ensuring data intelligibility. One may recover the data, but not access it or understand its content. Successful computer archaeology renders the data intelligible. She is a member of Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) and Centre for Knowledge and Interaction Technologies (CKIT).
Digital Heritage and Preservation
Play It Again Creating a Playable History of Australasian Digital Games, for Industry, Community and Research Purposes", ARC Linkage, 2012-14
Facebook , @AgainPlay, Play It Again blog
Computer disk collections at the State Library of South Australia: Creating disk images of born digital content
Data Mining Projects
Mesodata: Engineering Domains for Attribute Evolution and Data Integration
This research focuses on the utility of augmenting the information capacity of the attribute domain in a reusable and systematic manner.
This is done by more clearly delineating between domain definition - mesodata - and schema definition - metadata.
This middle-ground approach reflects the approach taken in research areas such as temporal, spatial and multi-dimensional modelling which argue for a flexible but unified way of handling common modelling problems.
: Digital Games Preservation
; Network Communications
; Data Mining
; m-Learning technologies
; e-Learning technologies
; Digital Preservation
: e-Learning technologies
: Business Process Modelling
: Digital games modelling
; e-Commerce technologies
UNESCO PERSIST (Platform to Enhance the Sustainability of the Information Society Transglobally) project taskforce.
The UNESCO PERSIST project, a cooperation between UNESCO, the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), LIBER, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Digital Heritage Netherlands Foundation (DEN), is setting out to collect and share worldwide best practices and guidelines on selecting policies and digital strategies .
PERSIST has identified governments, heritage institutions, and the IT-industry as the three main stakeholders in the project. PERSIST will establish a platform to support dialogue and cooperation among the three main stakeholders, and to create practical solutions in the area of sustainable digital preservation
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