DARIAH-EU and the DARIAH Working Groups invite you to a series of Open Meetings which will be held from September to December 2021 at 10:30-12:00 CEST/CET. The aim of these Open Meetings is to present current work undertaken by the Working Groups in 2020 and 2021 and share future plans, providing a space for exchange, dialogue and collaboration.
Check out the programme of the series and make sure you register to attend.
DARIAH WG Open Meetings Schedule
- Thursday, September 30 | 10:30-12:00 CEST: Bibliographical Data
The Bibliographical Data Working Group invites you to a specialized workshop on “National Bibliographies and Catalogs Curation and Research”. During this workshop, we will try to introduce the current situation of European national bibliographies and their readiness for data-driven research. In the first part, short presentations of specific bibliodata related tools and utilities by the representatives of 6 European national libraries will be given, while the second part will be arranged as a discussion table of the various stakeholders engaged in the field.
- Thursday, October 7 | 10:30-12:00 CEST: Artificial Intelligence and Music
AIM (Artificial Intelligence and Music) is a Working Group that focuses on strengthening communities around Music and Artificial Intelligence. We address the outreach needs of universities, industry and institutions by mapping these communities, and providing them with communication spaces and tools. The goal of this meeting is to provide the opportunity to the WG members to present the projects, teams and missions they have been involved in regarding AI and music. We hope that this will allow us to start a shared agenda towards a community white paper, which faithfully represents the variety of expertises and goals of the group. As an example of this, we will present Polifonia, a H2020 project we have started to work on this year, and that we think can contribute to the mission of the WG.
- Wednesday, October 27 | 10:30-12:00 CEST: ELDAH
ELDAH (Ethics and Legality in Digital Arts and Humanities) is a Working Group which focuses on ethical and legal dimensions of humanities research. In our Open Meeting, we will report on past and current outputs (like the GDPR Consent Form Wizard) and collaborations (e.g. with the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee), and then focus on our plans regarding ongoing issues of data protection and new developments in copyright sparked by the current implementation of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
- Thursday, November 4 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Sustainable Publishing of Metadata
The Sustainable Publishing of Metadata Working Group focuses on developments regarding data sharing and interoperability as well as collaboration with other research infrastructures and projects, devoted to collecting and making available all types of (research) data, a field which is in full development.
During this meeting, several existing projects are invited to give an update on their development status and the achievements reached during the past year, such as CLARIAH-VL, the Virtual Lab developed by the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Oliver Lenaerts will present on the judicial implications of working with Open Data. The WG will also introduce its plans for the coming year.
- Thursday, November 11 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Digital Numismatics
The primary aim of the Digital Numismatics Working Group is to encourage the implementation of the concepts of Linked Open Data (LOD) and the Semantic Web in numismatics. It cooperates closely with the numismatic LOD project Nomisma.org. The Open Meeting will present various aspects of the advances in numismatic LOD that have been made in the past year, including the development of the ontology and vocabulary, as well as new projects. It will also provide a forum to further cooperation with other WGs and disciplines, not only in Semantic Web applications, but also in other digital fields of relevance to numismatics such as 3D imaging, image recognition and the application of AI.
- Thursday, November 18 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Thesaurus Maintenance
The Thesaurus Maintenance Working Group focuses on the study and management of controlled vocabularies. Its focus is to propose a model that ensures the interoperability of thesauri used across scholarly communities; namely, the BackBone Thesaurus (BBT). BBT is a meta-thesaurus the scope of which ranges over various fields of the Humanities and Digital Humanities. The BBT enables cross-disciplinary resource discovery and ensures compatibility with thesauri that cover highly specific scientific domains and areas of knowledge in development. The open meeting will report on past and current outputs focused on the experience of BBT users, outline the challenges encountered in the curatorial process, design solutions for new issues, and plan our next steps. Furthermore, we aspire to further the cooperation with other WGs and invite thesauri maintainers to present the projects and contribute to expanding the BBT federation of thesauri in a collaborative manner, exploiting the BBT Federated Thesauri Service to its full potential.
- Thursday, November 25 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Community Engagement
Engagement with digital tools, methods and content is an emerging practice for a majority of Arts and Humanities research practitioners. The best method for stimulating engagement, increasing awareness and creative use of the large volume of research data being digitised across Europe and elsewhere, as well as promoting research infrastructures, is to support communities of researchers in coming together to learn from one another and express their needs.
In this Open Meeting, the Community Engagement Working Group will present reflections from the past year and invite all participants to discuss potential needs in Community Engagement.
- Thursday, December 2 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Research Data Management
The Research Data Management Working Group invites you to an open meeting which will present the group, its aims and scope as well as the first outcomes and next steps. In the second part of the meeting, the group will introduce research data management innovations delivered by some of its members, in the form of flash talks. These are:
- “DARIAH-PL knowledge and cultural data exchange platform. A chance for the Polish DH community?” by Marta Błaszczyńska
- “DANS Data Station Humanities: data archiving from the community’s perspective” by Femmy Admiraal
- “Measuring metadata quality of library catalogues” by Péter Király
- “Towards an open data policy at DARIAH-EU” by Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra.
The meeting will conclude with an open discussion with the attendees about priority areas in research data management in the arts and humanities disciplines. Scholars, research support professionals, members of other DARIAH WGs are more than welcome!
- Thursday, December 9 | 10:30-12:00 CET: UDigiSH
The UDigiSH (Digital Practices for the Study of Urban Heritage) Working Group focuses on the study of Digital Methods and Good Practices of heritage and urban change, impact of urban development on cultural heritage, the identity of the city and the role of civil society. In this meeting we will present results of the WG workshop that took place in Palermo, Italy in July 2021, with support from the DARIAH WG Grant; we will discuss about digital tools, co-creation, public space, built heritage, crowdsourcing, and spatial data management; and consider the next steps of developing our WG methodology in 2022. The agenda is:
- Presentation of the objective and proceedings of the workshop in Palermo
- Outcome – future opportunities
- Lessons learned
- Next steps (2022 events & activities)
- Software development
- Thursday, December 16 | 10:30-12:00 CET: Theatralia
The Theatralia Working Group focuses on analyzing the challenges that arise from the digitization of various theatrical aspects. It also works on identifying the best standards and practices in digital theatrical registries. This Open Meeting will serve as an opportunity to introduce the newly founded WG and its members to the community. Furthermore, we will outline the results of the workshop that aimed to educate the theater workers on new digital practices in the theater. Finally, we will discuss the methodology for our upcoming work on the international theater registry in 2022.
If you would like to read more on the DARIAH Working Groups check their pages.