I am pleased to report on the progress made under the Cultures and Community Project to date as we have made significant achievements in key areas.
The Digital Humanities Pathway Forum event concept has been rolled out nationally, events have been held and scheduled as follows:
- Adelaide recap – 3 May
- Melbourne recap – 14 July
- Brisbane recap – 21 July
- Canberra – 4 August (sold out)
- Hobart – TBD
- Sydney – Early October
In addition to the forums, we have also have had the following developments:
- Over two days on the 3rd and 4th of July, The Research Bazaar at Research Platform Services held an interactive, tools-based event called Data Storytelling for Researchers. Our Cultures and Community Engagement Officer, Tyne Sumner, ran one of the four streams that comprised the event – Displaying Data Divinely: Archives and Online Exhibits.
- A meeting of the Technical Advisory Board was held on the 28th of July
- The Cultures and Community Advisory Board met on the 13th of July
- A BoF session has been accepted by the RDA Plenary 10 Technical Advisory Board titled “Identifying common services across the Digital Humanities sector and the underlying standards – RDA 10th Plenary BoF meeting”
- An abstract and a BoF have been accepted to the eResearch Australasia conference. The abstract is titled “Enabling better data discovery of records across archives, institutions and libraries” and the BoF “Current and Future Directions for Digital Infrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia BoF”
- Better data discovery enabled and the Prosecution Project links now accessible via TAHO, see link for example
- eRSA have appointed Alexis Tindall to the role of Research Engagement Specialist, Alexis will be working in the HASS domain and provide support to the C&C project.
- Jan Hettenhausen, Senior Developer, Griffith University demonstrated the Beta open API at the Technical Advisory Board meeting on the 28th of July. The documentation is currently sitting on the Prosecution Project test site. The project team will publish it to the digital humanities support portal once the Open API is live.
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Sarah Nisbet, Project Manager