5th General VCC Meeting, Ljubljana
DARIAH-EU’s 5th General Virtual Competency Centre (VCC) meeting was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 22-24 April 2015.
The meeting took place at the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, with the possibility of some additional break-out sessions at other locations close to the Ministry.
To help us put together a varied and interesting agenda for the meeting, a Programme Committee was established, which includes representatives from the local hosts, our Virtual Competency Centres and DARIAH-EU.
Introduction to 5th DARIAH General VCC (technical) Meeting
The annual DARIAH technical meetings are taking place on 22-24 May 2015 in Ljubljana. It is the opportunity for all members to exchange about the progress they made over the last period in building up digital services for the humanities research community. In particular, we will take stock of the setting up of working groups as initiated during our last meeting in Rome. Several of them have started to work and have clear plans for delivery. We will also identify how the work carried out in our various European affiliated projects can now lead to real infrastructural components that will be sustained within DARIAH.
The meeting will be organized as an unconference focused on 5 thematic parallel sessions:
The themes are generic to promote cross-fertilization between the affiliated projects, VCCs, working groups and national efforts (inkinds). Each theme has 3 dedicated sessions in the agenda to explore the themes and to exchange visions, challenges and solutions. The outcome of the unconference should be a shared understanding of these themes as a source for improved and new collaborations. In addition, the outcomes of these sessions should lead to new and improved policies or guidelines for DARIAH.
In order to align these themes and their results, we have defines the following focus for the three consecutive sessions of the different themes:
- 1st session
Wednesday, 16:00-17:00: Focus on working-groups – Each theme explores its relation with the different working groups. What are their common challenges?
- 2nd session
Thursday, 11:00-12:30: Focus on inkinds and affiliated projects – Each theme explores its relation with affiliated projects and national initiatives. Are there opportunities to collaborate?
- 3rd session
Friday, 09:00-10:30: Focus on ways forward – Each theme provides recommendations how to secure the theme and opportunities. Do we need further liaising, new working groups, new policies?
- Henk Harmsen (Chair, Chief Integration Officer, DARIAH-EU)
- Jurij Hadalin (Local Organiser)
- Miha Serucnik (Local Organiser)
- Lisa de Leeuw (CIO Team)
- Eveline Wandl-Vogt (VCC1, eInfrastructure)
- Marianne Ping Huang (VCC2, Research and Education Liaison)
- Maarten Hoogerwerf (VCC3, Scholarly Content Management)
- Bente Larsen (VCC4, Advocacy, Impact and Outreach)
- Conny Kristel (Board of Directors)
- Laurent Romary (Board of Directors)
- Karlheinz Mörth (National Coordinator Committee)