Beispielhafte Visualisierung im DARIAH-DE Geo-Browser
Mitte November werden zwei DARIAH-DE-Angebote – der Geo-Browser sowie der dazugehörige Datasheet Editor – in Version 3.6 veröffentlicht. Die damit einhergehenden Verbesserungen der beiden Werkzeuge sind im Folgenden beschrieben. Für alle Fragen rund um den DARIAH-DE Geo-Browser und den Datasheet Editor steht der CLARIAH-DE Helpdesk gerne zur Verfügung.
As of Mid November, the Datasheet Editor and the Geo-Browser will get major changes and fixes for version 3.6. They mainly relate to authentication, authorization, accessibility, and many smaller fixes aiming to improve the usability of both services.
Registration to the DARIAH Virtual Annual Event 2020 is now open!
We are pleased to announce that the registration to the DARIAH Virtual Annual Event is now open. We kindly ask you to register for each session that you wish to attend. All meetings will take place via Zoom and the Zoom links will be distributed to registered participants a day or two prior to each session.
The full programme of the event is now finalised and can be found here. With a rich programme of Workshops, Working Groups and Synergy sessions extending over Wednesdays from October 7 to December 2 & Posters, Paper sessions and a keynote by John Unsworth (University of Virginia) on November 10-13, 2020. Select the sessions you would like to attend and make sure you register to be able to follow the event.
The DARIAH Theme is a bi-annual area of focus for investment by the DARIAH Board of Directors. For 2020, we have selected two streams of funding ‘Arts Exchanges’ and ‘Arts, Humanities and COVID-19’ as our fifth theme.
Theme 1: DARIAH Arts Exchanges
With this call, we would like to explore what the current DARIAH knowledge base has to offer arts practitioners researchers, encourage institutional and organisational DARIAH partners within local and national DARIAH nodes to embark on collaborative projects with artists and grow our understanding of the infrastructural requirements of this community with regards to the technologies they use.
The most common format for such an engagement would be the artistic residency but we also welcome other models in the scheme, which may include arts-led events, user needs assessment exercises and engagements, and/or small scale commissions to artists, so long as the focus on mutual learning, infrastructure, and the DARIAH network and assets presents a clear central added value for the project.
Artists and creators from any field and in any medium or professional role are welcome to participate in these applications with one or more DARIAH national network members. We therefore invite members of the DARIAH community interested in exploring how the arts can help them to communicate, envigorate or expand their work to submit proposals for this scheme.
This is the second in a series of posts we are publishing to keep you informed and involved in the development of the SSH Open Marketplace. We want to ensure that the service is useful for the community, and that we receive the feedback necessary to improve it.
In our last post we provided an overview of the SSH Open Marketplace and development timeline, and we stressed why we need your participation in its creation. In this post, we focus on the main concern of a user entering any marketplace: Will I discover what I am looking for? And we pose an important question: What content do you want to see included in the SSH Open Marketplace?
What do we mean by content?
By content we do not refer exclusively to tools or web services, as is often the case, but also to data sets, tutorials, training materials, articles or even other types of material.
Between 10:00 and 14:00 CEST on 17 June, SSHOC will take over the Twitter account of the partner organisation DARIAH-EU to promote the Alpha release of the SSH Open Marketplace. The release is scheduled for 30 June.
DARIAH’s Frank Fischer who is also Associate Professor for Digital Humanities at the Moscow Higher School of Economics and leads development of the SSH Marketplace with colleague Laure Barbot, will preside over the session to answer user questions about the resource.
The SSH Open Marketplace is a key deliverable from the SSHOC project and responds to a long-standing demand in the humanities and social sciences for an inclusive, curated, easily accessible overview of digital tools and services, training material, data and scientific papers. The aim of the developers is to gather existing resources from both disciplines, to pool and harmonise them, and then to enhance the offering with supporting contextual information. As well as making an important contribution to the SSH domain, the resulting resource will also be incorporated into the emerging European Open Science Cloud.
SSHOC is looking for SSH researchers willing to test the alpha release of the SSH Open Marketplace and report back on their experience at a dedicated workshop to be held during the ICTeSSH 2020 virtual conference.
What’s in it for you?
- You will be granted privileged access to the not-yet- launched SSH Open Marketplace. A week prior to the workshop, you’ll be asked to test the platform and services on the basis of a set of predefined questions.
- During the workshop you’ll have the opportunity to share your findings in a round table discussion
We’re looking for a maximum of four researchers from different SSH disciplines – see criteria below.
For more than a year now, DARIAH has been leading the creation of the SSH Open Marketplace, a first-class research environment offering tools, services, training materials, research papers and other useful resources for digital researchers, particularly those working in the social sciences and humanities. If you missed the first development steps, this interview will be helpful. To ensure the SSH Open Marketplace matches the requirements of its users – i.e. you: researchers, students, librarians, data stewards, and IT professionals, we try to involve you wherever possible. In this post we describe our participatory design approach, share our timeline, and explain how you can participate in the development.
If you’d like to participate in one of the opportunities outlined below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The DARIAH Code Sprint 2019 on Bibliographical Metadata will take place from 24.-26.09.2019 in Berlin. A few places are still free. Registration is possible at https://desircodesprint.sciencesconf.org/registration
Although this is already our second DARIAH code sprint it is not exclusively addressed to participants of the first code sprint. Everyone is welcome!
Code Sprint Venue: IBI Berlin
The first three topics revolve around „Bibliographical metadata: Citations and References„. The tracks range from extracting metadata from PDFs onwards to managing bibliographical collections by BibSonomy as well as to work on various aspects of visualisation of the generated data. Finally we will have a more infrastructural oriented track on Authentication and Authorisation with the DARIAH AAI. The code sprint will take place from July 31st to August 2nd in the premises of the Humboldt University Berlin in a relaxed and productive environment.
The code sprint is organised by the DESIR project (DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined), an offspring of DARIAH-EU.
As part of ongoing efforts to align technology across the three Pan-European infrastructures for the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, representatives from Cessda, CLARIN, and DARIAH held a workshop on “Software Sustainability: Quality and Re-usability”, previously announced here, in Berlin on October 9/10th.
With participants from Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and The Netherlands representing developers, users, service operators and IT managers, the talks and discussions covered a wide range of topics related to software sustainability. Speakers presented work already accomplished as part of the tasks the infrastructures have undertaken in their efforts to become operational. Among these are the DARIAH-NL Software Quality Guidelines and the Cessda Software Maturity Model, which both define evaluation criteria for software products. Their approaches differ, in that the former focuses on explicit implementation guidelines, while the latter, modelled on NASA’s Reuse Readiness Levels, describes a generalised framework for evaluating a given software product. While criteria are also an important part of the DARIAH-DE Service Life Cycle, its focus is on describing processes and necessary considerations when taking software from initial design through development and testing to production use.
The overall problems these approaches try to address are similar to the challenges the software industry is facing: training, quality management, and dealing with an ever-growing technical debt are challenges that need to be addressed and re-evaluated on a constant basis.