Virtual Competency Centre (VCC) e-Infrastructure is responsible for DARIAH’s technological foundations. It is working on a digital environment that allows to share community-developed data and tools to ensure the quality, permanence and growth of eInfrastructures and technical services in the Arts and Humanities. Among our main goals is the availability of infrastructure services for as many researchers in the A+H disciplines as possible which consequently will safeguard Europe’s role as a global player in the Arts and Humanities. This includes e.g.

  • local data stores for the trustworthy management of research data: large national data archives as well as smaller specialised collections,
  • digital scholarly tools: infrastructure components as well as digital research environments and
  • standards to ensure interoperability across different locations, different disciplines, different scholarly and cultural traditions as well as different languages.

Working in VCC1 involves a great deal of interaction with both institutional partners such as humanities centres, data centres etc. and with developers and researchers.

This VCC strives after openness and re-usability of digital scholarly tools and data in a large collaborative research environment to ease the often painstaking everyday work of researchers, raise the quality of research results and maximise impact and outreach of the Arts and Humanities.

In all of these endeavours, VCC e-Infrastructure´s efforts are focused on stability and sustainability to ensure the future of the Arts and Humanities and the survival of important parts of Europe’s cultural heritage at the transition to the digital era.

VCC e-Infrastructure is coordinated by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria and the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen, Germany

Responsible heads of VCC e-infrastructure are Matej Durco (DARIAH-AT) and Tibor Kálmán (DARIAH-DE).

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The EGI Foundation and the DARIAH Competence Centre (CC) recently signed an agreement, by which DARIAH is granted access to cloud-computing services offered by EGI.

DARIAH recently released a report on open access publishing of research data in the humanities.

During the Techday personnel of the CLARIAH work packages and users of the Infrastructure discuss technical problems, solutions and methods. CLARIAH is the collaborative infrastructure of DARIAH and CLARIN in the Netherlands.

The Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) announces the sixth edition of its annual conference and invites all interested scholars to submit a proposal.

Erasmus+ project #dariahTeach invites proposals for papers and presentations. The conference is the closing event of the project.

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