Humanities researchers and digital technologies: Building infrastructures for a new age
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
" Europe's leading scientists have pledged to embrace and expand the role of technology in the Humanities. In a Science Policy Briefing released November 2 by the European Science Foundation (ESF), they argue that without Research Infrastructures (RIs) such as archives, libraries, academies, museums and galleries, significant strands of Humanities research would not be possible. By drawing on a number of case studies, the report demonstrates that digital RIs offer Humanities scholars new and productive ways to explore old questions and develop new ones....The report argues that while there are many sophisticated RIs in other domains of science that can inform and further Humanities research, ultimately, it is also necessary for Humanities scholars to build and have access to 'fit for purpose' Humanities RIs, given the nature of their data sets, research methods and working practices....The report's focus in on developing a common strategy on RIs in the Humanities at a European level; it identifies seven key areas of priorities and future research directions: ...3. Strategic directions: ...focus on open access policy; ...."