Full project name : DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined
Duration : from 01-01-2017 to 31-12-2019
EU contribution : EUR 2 717 320
Summary : Europe has a long and rich tradition as a centre for the arts and humanities. However, the digital transformation poses challenges to the arts and humanities research landscape all over the world. Responding to these challenges the Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) was launched as a pan-European network and research infrastructure. After expansion and consolidation, which involved DARIAH’s inscription on the ESFRI roadmap, DARIAH became a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in August 2014.
The DESIR project sets out to strengthen the sustainability of DARIAH and firmly establish it as a long-term leader and partner within arts and humanities communities. By DESIR’s definition, sustainability is an evolving 6-dimensional process, divided into the following challenges:
Dissemination: DESIR will organise a series dissemination events, including workshops in the US and Australia, to promote DARIAH tools and services and initiative collaborations.
Growth: DESIR sets out to prepare the ground for establishing DARIAH membership in six new countries: the UK, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Israel.
Technology: DESIR will widen the DARIAH research infrastructure in three areas, vital for DARIAH’s long-term sustainability: entity-based search, scholarly content management, visualization and text analytic services.
Robustness: DESIR will make DARIAH’s organizational structure and governance fit for the future and develop a detailed business plan and marketing strategy.
Trust: DESIR will measure the acceptance of DARIAH, especially in new communities, and define mechanisms to support trust and confidence in DARIAH.
Education: Through training and teaching DESIR will promote the use of DARIAH tools and services.
The DESIR consortium is composed of core DARIAH members, representatives from potential new DARIAH members and external technical experts. It is balanced between the different European regions.
On this page we publish public project deliverables. By clicking on the links below, you may be redirected to the open archive HAL.
Work Package 1 – Management
D1.2 Data Management Plan
Work Package 2 – Dissemination and Innovation
D2.2 Prepare a DESIR dissemination strategy report and compliance
Work Package 3 – Growth
D3.1 Develop a country specific strategy and outline for each accession process
D3.2 Regularly monitor country-specific progress in enabling new DARIAH membership
D3.3 Report on sustainability for DARIAH
D3.4 Final Report
Work Package 4 – Technology
Work Package 5 – Robustness
D5.2 Four best-practice case studies
D5.3 Report on a business plan and marketing strategy
Work Package 6 – Trust
D6.1 Prepare for the DESIR kick-off event
D6.2 Empirical investigation of trust, gender and diversity in cross-disciplinary DARIAH communities
Work Package 7 – Education
D7.2 DARIAH training materials assessment report
D7.4 Advocacy report
As part of the DESIR project, a series of three-day workshops have been organised in 2018 and 2019, one at Stanford University, one at the Library of Congress, and one in Australia, allowing an exchange of ideas between the DARIAH community and Digital Arts & Humanities projects in the US and Australia. A dedicated blog is available at the following link: https://dbe.hypotheses.org/. Video recaps of the three events are available below. Further videos are available on the DARIAH-EU YouTube channel.
DARIAH-Campus is both is both a discovery framework and a hosting platform for DARIAH and DARIAH-affiliated offerings in training and education. 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.
The Code Sprint took place from July 31st to August 2nd at the Institute of Library and Information Science of the Humboldt University of Berlin. The event was open for everyone interested in programming for Digital Humanities use cases. The event was articulated around 4 different tracks:
The results were made openly available on the DESIR CodeSprint Github repository for anyone to reuse.
Following the positive feedbacks of the first event, a second Code Sprint was organised on 24-26 September 2019 in Berlin.
The EURISE Network has been formed by the three Social Sciences and Humanities ERICs CESSDA, CLARIN & DARIAH to create an umbrella where research infrastructures meet research software engineers.
The EURISE Network Technical Reference, is a collection of guidelines and how-tos, mainly aimed at developers contributing to the participating infrastructures. It serves as a combined introduction to many aspects of software engineering, while being neutral with respect to particular choices. This ensures the largest possible intersection of recommendations, while allowing the partners to implement their own specifications on top.
DESIR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 731081.
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