• Sustainability Strategies for Digital Humanities Systems

    Author(s):
    Claes Neuefeind, Philip Schildkamp, Brigitte Mathiak (see profile) , Unmil Karadkar, Johannes Stigler, Elisabeth Steiner, Gunter Vasold, Fabio Tosques, Arianna Ciula, Brian Maher, Greg Newton, Stewart Arneil, Martin Holmes
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Infrastructure, Sustainability
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    DH2020
    Conf. Org.:
    ADHO
    Conf. Loc.:
    virtual
    Conf. Date:
    7/21/2020
    Tag(s):
    overview, strategies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ncdt-dn37
    Abstract:
    Now that the Digital Humanities (DH) are becoming a well-established research field, producing seminal publications in print as well as digital formats, the time for consolidation has come. It is noteworthy that digital tools and methods from the pioneering days of the DH are degrading and some have already vanished. Therefore, it is urgent to take action and to prevent further losses. While the necessity of high quality research data management (RDM) is encouraged or even required by funding agencies and there is an increasing awareness for long-term archiving (LTA), when it comes to primary research data, the fact that the DH exhibit a structural deficit regarding maintaining and preserving research software is at the least underestimated. In this panel, we will focus on infrastructure and institutional support. Beginning with an overview of existing strategies from the DH and beyond, we highlight selected strategies to compare how they are implemented at different institutions in terms of infrastructure, expert knowledge and also funding. We also want to evaluate the extent of institutional support that is needed to successfully sustain and archive DH projects and the software they use. We will discuss currently implemented solutions to maintain and preserve research projects and software, all of which approach the outlined problem from a different angle.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
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