DARIAH welcomes ARIADNE as an affiliated project

ARIADNE is welcomed as an important player representing archaeology in the Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities.

DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts. DARIAH brings together the state-of-the-art digital arts and humanities activities of its Member countries via our European-wide network of Virtual Competency Centres (VCCs).  Each VCC is cross-disciplinary and international focussing on a specific area of expertise: eInfrastructure, Research and Education Liaison, Scholarly Content Management and Advocacy, Impact and Outreach.

Building on the work in the VCCs, DARIAH will provide the necessary environment to support European research programmes and projects in Arts and Humanities. For DARIAH, affiliated projects such as ARIADNE, CENDARI (medieval and modern history) and EHRI (Holocaust research) are essential for several reasons:

  • They are anchored in a clear scholarly domain, thus providing a precise insight on the underlying research issues
  • They are likely to have clear needs in terms of digital data management and tools
  • They have funding for their own developments, which are likely to bring new tools and services to the corresponding scholarly community at large.

ARIADNE hopes to benefit from DARIAH, both as a platform for visibility, technological development and long-term sustainability. A good example is the work the UK’s Archaeological Data Service (ADS) did in the context of DARIAH. The ADS coordinated the development of an archaeological demonstrator (ARENA2), using web services that enhanced a traditional metadata search portal service and exposed the attached databases as autonomous services. ARIADNE will continue this line of work.

 For ARIADNE, the ADS together with DANS will coordinate the liaison with DARIAH. In addition, institutions from DARIAH-GR (Athena Research Centre), DARIAH-IT (Italian National Research Council, CNR) and DARIAH-DE (German Archaeological Institute, DAI) are partners in ARIADNE.

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