DARIAH’s working group Digital Methods and Practices Observatory (DiMPO) published Highlights from it’s current report on how digital researchers conduct their work.
The DARIAH DiMPO European Scholarly Practices Survey offers strong evidence of extensive use of digital resources, digital services and tools among European researchers in the arts and humanities. The survey documents their use across the whole scholarly work life-cycle, from data collection to publication and dissemination.
The findings also provide valuable insights regarding the devices used to consult different kinds of scholarly resources, the research processes and activities conducted by humanists, the channels of publishing and dissemination of scholarly work, the use of databases as well as their contents, the frequency of use of specific digital services and applications as well as the importance of a series of needs related to the findability and availability of digital resources, digitization, support and information related to the use of digital methods and tools, networking etc.
The survey adds to an understanding of how digital researchers conduct their research, and what they perceive as important for their work. This is significant for a better understanding of scholarly work and the digital aspect related to it. As a result the findings are important for defining priorities, which need to be set for digital infrastructures, as well as activities and strategies of future initiatives regarding the diverse communities of researchers in the humanities.
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The Highlights Report is going to be shortly followed by the publication of the Final Report showcasing the consolidated European results and six detailed national profiles, namely for Austria, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Switzerland. This work is going to be pursued by a second phase of the web survey which will allow us to draw richer and mainly comparative results on the use of digital methods and tools by European humanists. The summary of the main results is included in a highlights report which is available in English, French, German, Polish and Spanish.
DiMPO working group
DARIAH’s DiMPO working group gathers information on needs and attitudes of arts and humanities researchers in the evolving European digital scholarly environment. DiMPO seeks to achieve this objective through the inception of a longitudinal mixed methods research and monitoring programme on the information practices and scholarly methods employed in digitally-enabled arts and humanities work across Europe, and through the digital dissemination, validation and enrichment of research outcomes by the scholarly community.
The working group takes forward the results and collective expertise of DARIAH VCC2 Task 2 – Understanding and expanding scholarly practice. It leverages earlier work on scholarly information behaviour, computational methods taxonomies and scholarly activity modeling, and builds on the first version of a digital methods ontology (NeMO) developed in collaboration with the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDIMAH).
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