Tobias Blanke, Mark Hedges & Stuart Dunn: Grassroots research in Arts & Humanities e-Science in the UK

Use networks to connect resources. e-science agenda was driven by the Grid, to bridge across administrative domains. In e-humanities, books need to talk to each other.

Challenges: ongoing growth of corpora; digital recording of current human developments; computational methods to deal with inconsistent data; reluctance by humanities scholars to collaborate in research.

Engage researchers by giving them money and letting them do something at grass-roots level, though with some coordination.

DARIAH: Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts & Humanities, European project to facilitate long-term access and use of cultural heritage digital information --- connecting the national data centres. Fedora demonstrator, flat texts across Grid; Arena demonstrator: database integration with web services.

AHRC ICT Methods Network.

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