Establishing a tradition, members of the DARIAH Board, Senior Management Team, Coordination Office, and Joint Research Committee came together in Berlin this January for a three-day meeting. Supported by input from other bodies of DARIAH, they reviewed key actions undertaken in the previous year, engaged in a brainstorm around DARIAH’s identity, and discussed more effective means for internal knowledge management.
One conclusion they reached is that DARIAH’s strategic focus must continue to be on providing tangible services to the community. The assembled group was also able to define four key service areas: the Marketplace (for tools, services, and data – with the course registry already in place), the Working Groups (for knowledge and sharing of practice transnationally), Training and Education (to enable adoption of the digital) and policy work (for advocacy and fund raising). In all four areas, DARIAH strives to make accomplishments more visible, to integrate results from DARIAH core projects, and to focus on selected services. One means by which to achieve an overview of contributions from DARIAH members is the newly devised Contribution tool which will be implemented in the course of 2018.