The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Center for Open Science (COS) need your help to understand how libraries can make digital humanities (DH) projects more visible, citable, and discoverable on the web.
Digital scholarship is produced using a variety of tools and distributed across a wide network of repositories and websites. Many of these highly valuable projects languish on old servers or are hosted on forgotten department websites, nearly invisible to web crawlers. These accomplishments can be difficult to find, outside of twitter campaigns such as #DHimpact, which has recently surfaced fascinating projects across a wide variety of DH disciplines.
Building on the success of SHARE—a database of metadata describing and linking all types of scholarly works—this project is focused on the discovery, sharing, and preservation of digital humanities work.
The project team needs your help to identify the requirements necessary to build prototype applications for curating, discovering, and sharing DH work using SHARE.
This survey is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, “Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE: An Exploration of Requirements.”
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.
About the Center for Open Science
The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit technology startup founded in 2013 with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools. The Open Science Framework (OSF), COS’s flagship product, is a web application that connects and supports the research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their research. Researchers use the OSF to collaborate, document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and data. Learn more at cos.io and osf.io.
SHARE is a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS), underwritten in part by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. SHARE’s mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. To fulfill this mission SHARE is developing services to gather and freely share information about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. SHARE is on the web at share-research.org.
This project is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.