The DARIAH Theme is an annual area of focus chosen for investment by the DARIAH Board of Directors. This year’s funding call focused on the chronic problem of software and tool sustainability in the digital humanities, while also looking forward to the build phase of the DARIAH Marketplace for data, tools and services. Therefore, DARIAH Theme 2018/2019 was entitled ‘Strategic Service Sustainability for DARIAH’.
This year’s call attracted a high number of well articulated and competitive applications in the area of training, standardisation, datasets, geolocation and annotation services, thesauri and vocabularies, among others. After careful evaluation and consideration by the appointed Evaluation Committee for 2018 DARIAH Theme, we are excited to announce that we have reached the decision to fund six projects. The winning projects are:
- Awareness, understanding and having fun. Fostering communities around the Standardization Survival Kit, Laurent Romary, Charles Riondet, Sally Chambers, Johan Van der Eycken, Klaus Illmayer, Paul Bertrand, Björn-Olav Dozo, Karlheinz Mörth, Olivier Marlet, Dorian Seillier, Lionel TADJOU (Inria de Paris)
- DARIAHdocs as sustainable collaboration platform, Peter Gietz (DAASI International GmbH)
- Digital Humanities Course Registry Sustain – Improving Sustainability through Usability, Tanja Wissik (Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW))
- Standard Sustainability: Improving the Usability of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Marjorie Burghart (CNRS-CIHAM UMR 5648)
- Towards a Sustainable Annotation Tool: Integrating Recogito with DARIAH, Rebecca Kahn, Leif Isaksen, Rainer Simon, Elton Barker, Valeria Vitale (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG))
- #dariahTeach PROTEUS: A Novel Model for Sustaining Peer-Reviewed Open Access Teaching Materials, Konstantinos Papadopoulos (University of Maastricht)
We would like to wish congratulations to the winning applicants and to thank everyone for applying to the DARIAH Theme 2018/2019 call, whether successful in this occasion or not. As these projects will start developing in 2018 and 2019, we will showcase them individually for more information and research outcomes.
For more information on past DARIAH Theme Calls read here.