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CENDARI and the Future of Research - Deirdre Byrne, CENDARI Project Officer, Trinity College Dublin

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  • 1. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance CENDARI and the Future of Research Deirdre Byrne, Trinity College Dublin Presentation to The European Library AGM 17th September 2013 CENDARI is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research
  • 2. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance CENDARI! • Who is CENDARI? • What are the goals of the project? • Overarching goals • Network • Resource • Technical • Time scale and Sustainability
  • 3. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance 14 Consortium Partners, 8 Countries 2012-2016, total budget €6.5M • Trinity College Dublin • Freie Universität Berlin • University of Birmingham • Czech National Library • Università di Cassino • The European Library • Consortium of European Research Libraries • King’s College, London • INRIA • University of Stuttgart • Goettingen State and University Library • Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts • Fondazione Ezio Franceschini • Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino
  • 4. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Primary Aims of CENDARI Pilot a research infrastructure leveraging analogue networks to integrate digital resources for historical researchers that is easy to use/access and essential to their research goals Two Pilot Areas • World War I • Medieval European Culture
  • 5. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance -Uniting Library and archival holdings within existing metadata frameworks. - Not ‘YASABE’ (Yet Another Search and Browse Environment) -Creating seamless modes for intake and comparison of data. -Supporting transnational and comparative approaches across disciplines, locations and modalities Overarching Goals: The CENDARI ‘Enquiry Environment’
  • 6. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance • Historians • Librarians • Archivists • eScientists • Research Infrastructures and relevant IT/humanities projects All contributing communities to the wider vision of the CENDARI ‘enquiry environment’ Networking Goals: Broad Collaborations
  • 7. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Overcome the tendency to focus on well-developed, well-financed library and archival collections and create a more balanced view of historic collections CENDARI is working to: • Transcend national and institutional data silos • Describe (often for the first time) important assets in lesser-known library collections and archives Resource Goals: Showcasing Europe‘s Hidden Archives
  • 8. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Powerful tools and services to underpin interactive search environment • Multilingual search functions • Indexes of named entities • Personalisation features • Shared research and teaching spaces • Data visualisation • Annotation trails • etc. Technical Goals: New Paradigms
  • 9. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Timescales and Sustainability • Project duration 2012-2016 • On-going cooperation with other e-humanities infrastructures and projects to avoid duplication of activities • Investment not only in the resources and technologies, but in the methodologies required to maximise their value • End results to be integrated into DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)
  • 10. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Designing technologies to meet resource provider and researcher needs • Creating a feedback loop with users (historians /collections experts) • Development workshops • Training programmes • Expert seminars • Summer schools • Visiting Researcher Fellowships Integrated, Interactive, Inclusive
  • 11. This is 40 point text Gill Sans or another sans-serif text is easiest to read from a distance Thanks Deirdre Byrne CENDARI Project Officer Trinity Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin Email: info@cendari.eu Web: www.cendari.eu CENDARI is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research