This week’s #TrainingTuesday highlights a resource on ‘You don’t have to be a programmer, but being technically equipped is important in the digital humanities‘, produced in the context of the DESIR project, a DARIAH-EU project co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Toma Tasovac (Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities & DARIAH-EU Director) speaks with Martin Lhoták (Deputy director for research, development and technology, Head of Information technology and digitalization section at the Library of Czech Academy of Sciences), as part of a series entitled ‘What is the Role of Training and Education in Research Infrastructures?‘.
Martin Lhoták first began digital research in an IT department, which formed his connection with information systems and databases, as well as the development of software tools and the digital humanities. Unlike many librarians, he does not have a humanist background, but instead a technical education, so finds that he speaks differently from the humanities scholars he works with. However, he finds interactions with these scholars interesting and inspiring. Regarding training, he argues that being technically knowledgeable – though not necessarily a programmer themselves – is essential for doing research in the digital humanities.
This is part of a series entitled ‘What is the Role of Training and Education in Research Infrastructures?‘. DARIAH Director Toma Tasovac spoke to fellow DARIAHns and colleagues from prospective DARIAH countries about their own educational backgrounds and the role of training and education in digital research infrastructures. The interviews show that there is no single educational trajectory which produces DH scholars. The diversity of our backgrounds is one of the main strengths of our field.
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