The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU) is proud to announce it has signed a Cooperating Partnership agreement with the Laboratorio Digital de Humanidades Digitales (LINHD) at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain.
DARIAH is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) whose mission is to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society. In addition to having 20 member states and one observer country, DARIAH has also established a network of cooperating partners in non-member countries.
“It is a real pleasure to have LINHD join as our first Spanish Cooperating Partner,” said Edward Gray, DARIAH’s Officer for National Coordination. “It marks an important step in a long process of bringing Spain and Spanish digital humanities into DARIAH.”
Research Strengths of LINHD
LINHD’s mission is to redefine the way of working in humanities from innovation and technologies in the framework of the new information society. LINHD wants to give a new approach to research, making it collaborative and team-based, interdisciplinary, without barriers, and based on innovation and exchange of ideas as a source of enrichment through a flexible and adaptable system to the needs of the person and the moment.
LINHD wants to respond to the growing needs that the new modes of knowledge transmission are imposing. To this end, LINHD offers solutions for the development of research projects and infrastructures both at an individual and institutional level. It supports researchers and teachers who wish to work and train in Digital Humanities, and companies, institutions and organisations that have the need or desire to adapt to new changes and trends in technology applied to the humanities, from the systems traditionally used in the library field or in the field of information science, to the latest visualization and semantic web technologies.
Integration with DARIAH and Upcoming Events
LINHD will be one of the main nodes of the future CLARIAH-ES, the Spanish infrastructure for Digital Humanities. LINHD’s activities specifically related to DARIAH will be focused on Research, Training and Knowledge Transfer.
LINHD will perform consulting and project implementation tasks for Digital Humanities at UNED with a special focus on Spanish language. It will also focus on the dissemination and internationalisation of these projects.
LINHD is building an infrastructure for the management of data in the Humanities that will join digital resources, projects and tools so that they form part of the same researcher’s desktop. This will facilitate unified access to the data, allowing their sharing and reuse on a national and international scale. Services such as Omeka deployment, data curation, corpora creation and open data management will be developed.
As an academic institution, LINHD will remain true to its mission to train researchers, students and professionals working in universities and other institutions in the GLAM sector (libraries, archives, museums) so that they acquire sufficient skills to be able to carry out Digital Humanities projects and propose the development of new projects for the advancement of knowledge.
Finally, LINHD will offer a consultancy, training and advisory service to companies that want to develop Digital Humanities projects.
UNED will hold a DARIAH Day event on September 15th 2022 as part of a larger conference Libraries & Digital Humanities: Projects and Challenges (Sept 13-15th).
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to listen into this event, to meet and exchange with our Spanish colleagues, and to demonstrate to the Spanish DH community the importance and value of DARIAH,” said Edward Gray.
On the same dates (Sept 13- 14th), LINHD will present the first outline of what the CLARIAH-ES infrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences will be, as part of the INTELE Strategic Network Workshop. This workshop will bring together research leaders, researchers and experts from different institutions to establish the consortium of the CLARIAH-ES infrastructure.
“We are excited to start this new stage as a result of great effort of many years of work, LINDH and DARIAH together. This will be a huge step for fostering Digital Humanities in Spain” said Salvador Ros, LiNHD´s Director.
For more information on the Cooperating Partners membership in DARIAH, their role, tasks and benefits, have a look at our detailed post here.