As of January 18th 2022, the team of the SSH Open Marketplace is proud to release its service into the (academic) wild! The SSH Open Marketplace is a discovery platform for resources relevant to academics, scholars, and students of the social sciences and humanities. The range of covered resources spans from tools and services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows.
Explore the Marketplace here!
The content of the Marketplace relies on contextualisation and community curation
Two basic premises are important for the SSH Open Marketplace: (1) The contextualisation of its content. By this we mean a convenient discovery se rendipity for the user who looks up one specific search term and – ideally – lands in a comprehensive larger picture, consisting not only of (for example) a tool, but also a related tutorial, use cases or even contact information of the resource providers. (2) The SSH Open Marketplace encourages the community to contribute to its database.
[by ELIZA PAPAKI]
DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a European research infrastructure which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities. DARIAH’s mission is to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society. We maintain an infrastructure that supports researchers working in the diverse community of practice known as the arts and humanities to build, analyse and interpret digital or hybrid resources. DARIAH was established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in August 2014 and is one of the Landmarks on the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). In 2021, the consortium is composed of 20 member countries and 1 observer, as well as many cooperating partners across 9 non-member countries.
The Board of Directors is the executive body of the DARIAH ERIC and its legal representative. It is composed of 3 members, each working on a part-time basis (0,5 FTE). We are looking to appoint a new member of the Board of Directors from 1 January 2022, who will work closely with the two other existing members.
Registration is open and promotion is full on for our joint session The ESFRI Clusters at RDA House of Commons. Debating commonalities and collaboration for thematic services, training and governance towards the European Open Science Cloud
We’re thrilled to let you know Martijn van Calmthout long-time science editor at the Volkskrant newspaper, will be moderating the full debate. He’ll be driving all debaters to define actionable recommendations for collaboration among the cluster projects towards the EOSC.
Please disseminate through your networks as widely as possible:
DARIAH-Campus als Zugangshilfe für Forschende und Lehrende in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften zu umfangreichen Angeboten rund um Bildung und Ausbildung im Bereich der Digital Humanities (DH).
Worum geht es?
Zur Förderung digitaler Weiterbildung und Lehre, bietet DARIAH-Campus Zugang zu offenen Lernmaterialien. Ziel dieses Beitrages ist es, sowohl die Bekanntheit des Angebots für Nutzende zu steigern als auch dazu einzuladen, im Vorhaben selbst aktiv zu werden und weitere Ressourcen beizutragen.
Im Fokus steht die Unterstützung der mit digitalen Ressourcen und Methoden arbeitenden Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften. Um Orientierung im Bestand digitaler Ressourcen und Methoden zu befördern, möchte DARIAH-Campus einen gezielten und systematischen Zugang zu den verschiedenen Formaten von Lehr- und Schulungsmaterialien und Fortbildungsveranstaltungen ermöglichen. Die Bandbreite von Einstiegs- und Überblicksangeboten bis hin zu Expertenwissen zu einzelnen Themen ist groß.
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.