DARIAH-EU, in close conjunction with the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH), is very pleased to launch the new and updated DARIAH-Campus.
“DARIAH-EU is committed to Open Science and built on the principles of collaboration and cooperation,” said DARIAH-EU Director, Toma Tasovac. “Working together with our friends and colleagues from ACDH-CH has been a real pleasure and we’re delighted to present the fruits of our labor to our communities.”
DARIAH-Campus works as both a discovery framework and a hosting platform for DARIAH learning resources. The new release comes with an integrated content management system (CMS), the ability to create curricula that can draw multiple resources together, and a multiple-choice quiz component.
“We’ve listened to our contributors who clearly said that they wanted to have an easier and more intuitive way to submit content,” said DARIAH-EU Training and Education Officer Vicky Garnett. “The new CMS, which is built on top of our existing GitHub workflow, will make that possible.”
The goal of DARIAH-Campus is to widen access to open, inclusive, high-quality learning materials that aim to enhance creativity, skills, technology and knowledge in the digitally-enabled arts and humanities.
DARIAH-Campus started as a pilot project exploring different ways of capturing and consolidating DARIAH learning resources within the H2020-funded project DESIR (DARIAH-ERIC Sustainability Refined). The new version was rebuilt from the ground up as a Next.js application by ACDH-CH developer Stefan Probst.
The technology underpinning DARIAH-Campus will also be used at the ACDH-CH as an internal system for the creation, reviewing, and management of training resources in a project called DiTAH (“Digital Transformation in Austrian Humanities”), coordinated by the University of Graz.
“Our colleagues are currently working on a number of new learning resources covering topics ranging from semantic technologies, data management and data preservation to natural language processing, machine learning and research infrastructures,” said Matej Ďurčo, head of the ACDH-CH’s technical working group “Tools, Services & Systems”. “We’re looking forward to having these hosted on DARIAH-Campus and sharing them with the audiences outside of Austria.”
Vicky Garnett and Toma Tasovac will present on the development of the new DARIAH-Campus at the upcoming DARIAH Annual Event, running from September 7-9. You can register for the Annual Event here.
The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities. DARIAH is a network of people, expertise, information, knowledge, content, methods, tools and technologies from its member countries. It develops, maintains and operates an infrastructure in support of ICT-based research practices and sustains researchers in using them to build, analyse and interpret digital resources. By working with communities of practice, DARIAH brings together individual state-of-the-art digital arts and humanities activities and scales their results to a European level. It preserves, provides access to and disseminates research that stems from these collaborations and ensures that best practices, methodological and technical standards are followed.
DARIAH was established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in August 2014. Currently, DARIAH has 20 Members, 1 Observer and several Cooperating Partners in seven non-member countries.
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) is a research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with the mission of fostering the humanities by applying digital methods and tools to a wide range of academic fields. It covers/is divided into three main areas: Infrastructure and Services, Digital Humanities Research and Cultural Heritage Research, bringing together two focal points of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in one institute pursuing (a) basic research in the humanities in long-term projects for the development and preservation of cultural heritage and (b) research in the methodological and theoretical paradigms of digital documentation, processing, research and visualisation of the digital humanities.
The infrastructural unit offers a growing portfolio of services: running a repository for digital resources, hosting and publishing data, developing software and working in a tightly knit network of specialised knowledge centres across Europe by offering advice and guidance to the research community.