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Towards an Open Access policy for digital arts and humanities in Europe: a DARIAH vision


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A discussion-based presentation prepared together with Laurent Romary for the European Research Council workshop on Open Access Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Towards an Open Access policy for digital arts and humanities in Europe: a DARIAH vision

  1. 1. Towards an Open Access policy fordigital arts and humanities in Europe: a DARIAH vision Sally Chambers with Laurent Romary
  2. 2. Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts andHumanities (DARIAH) To enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the arts and humanities
  3. 3. A quick history of DARIAH• 2006: DARIAH included in the ESFRI Roadmap• 2008 – 2011: Preparatory Phase project, Preparing DARIAH• 2011 – 2013: ‘Transition Phase’, establishing the DARIAH-ERIC, integrating national activities
  4. 4. Towards DARIAH Founding Membership•Austria•Croatia•Denmark•France (Host Country)•Germany•Greece•Ireland•Luxembourg•The Netherlands•Slovenia•Serbia
  5. 5. DARIAH Coordinating InstitutionsAustria: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften andUniversity of ViennaCroatia: Institut RuđerBoškovićDenmark: Århus UniversityFrance: Le Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueGermany: Niedersächsische Staats- und UniversitätsbibliothekGöttingenGreece: Academy of Athens - Research Centre for the Study ofModern Greek HistoryIreland:Trinity College DublinLuxembourg: Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’EuropeThe Netherlands: Data Archiving Networked ServicesSerbia: Center for Digital Humanities, BelgradeSlovenia: Institute of Contemporary History
  6. 6. European-wide network of Virtual Competency Centres Liaison Promotion Forschung education et diffusion und et recherche Advocacy Lehre e-infrastructure Management e- Forschungs- daten des Infrastruktur contenus VCC VCC Research Advocacy and Education Research and Forschung Advocacy Education Advocacy und Lehre Scholarly e- Contente-Infrastruktur Forschungs- VCC VCC Scholarly Infrastructure daten Management eInfrastructure Content Research Advocacy and Research Education Advocacy and Education Scholarly e-Infra- Content Scholarly structure e-Infra- Management Content structure Management … and other countries DARIAH-nn …
  7. 7. Collaboration Network of affiliated projects in the wider DARIAH landscape, e.g. EHRI, CENDARI, ARIADNE
  8. 8. Challenge: Research diversity A wide variety of research communities
  9. 9. Digital Archaeology Viewing platform of the DomusSeveriana on the Palatine in Rome as in its construction phase in Flavian time (about 80 CE). Visualisation of the visual axis of the DomusSeveriana over the city of Rome – German Archaeological Institute
  10. 10. DIGHUMLAB
  11. 11. TextGrid
  12. 12. Challenge: Publication diversityA wide range of publication formats: books, journals, conferences, academic blogs…
  13. 13. – academic blogs
  14. 14. Isidore
  15. 15. NARCIS: Gateway to scholarly information in TheNetherlands Enhancedpublications: ‘anEnhancedPublication is a newform of communication in science, whereresearchersmakepublicationsavailable online in conjunctionwithothermaterial’
  16. 16. DARIAH principles public funded research = a public good
  17. 17. Attribution is essential Encouragesystematicuse of a CreativeCommons CC-BY licence – supportingsystematicattribution (and thuscitation) of the source
  18. 18. Alleviate the fear academic primacy vs. increased citation
  19. 19. CENDARI Data Sharing Agreement
  20. 20. Seamless interconnections experimentalnew models whicharticulateseamlessinterconnectionsbetweenb logs, digital primary sources (from WW1 archives to musicology) and… publications
  21. 21. Innovation? Scientificpublication is a quicklyevolving environment…
  22. 22. Open electronic publishing
  23. 23. Freemium
  24. 24. Towards a robust repository network? Variety of existing settings for research publications, is one single place for research output necessarily a goodthing?
  25. 25. HAL: Human sciences repository
  26. 26. OpenAIRE compliance
  27. 27. Towards a DARIAH repository?
  28. 28. Discussion points? •Complex group of communities •Scientificpublications are quicklyevolving •Towards a robustrepositorynetwork?
  29. 29. Questions? DARIAH-EU Coordination Office
  30. 30. Image Credits