Within the DARIAH research infrastructure the need to collect, disseminate and monitor the contributions offered to the infrastructure has always been present. Work package 5 of the DARIAH Humanities at Scale (HaS) project has explored and described the activities and structure required to sustain these needs, resulting in the DARIAH contributions concept and procedure including a supporting online tool.The contributions to the DARIAH infrastructure consist either of services, being repeatable actions, or activities, which have a more unique/ one-time character. They are collected for several reasons. First of all, dissemination to the Arts & Humanities (A&H) community; contributions offered to the infrastructure need to be visible to the users within the community, so they can be found and used. Secondly the compatibility of the contributions to the infrastructure; how compatible are the contributions to the infrastructure, how easily can they be (re)used and/or combined with other services and last but not least monitoring of the variety and maturity of contributions as it is essential for the strategic planning and future development of the infrastructure.The HaS project has developed an online tool that supports the collection of the contribution so they can be disseminated to the community. The contributions will be visible in the online tool, which in time will feed into the ‘marketplace’ that DARIAH is developing. Next to the contributions, the DARIAH marketplace will give access to a wide range of information relevant to the A&H community.Furthermore, the tool enables contributors to self-assess their contribution according to criteria provided by DARIAH in order to see how compatible their contribution is to the infrastructure. These self-assessments are then peer-reviewed, on the basis of trust, by reviewers appointed by the infrastructure, which – when approved - are given a score that results in one of three tiers of compatibility to the infrastructure.Finally, the tool can produce real time reports to monitor the diversity and capability of offered contributions, which subsequently can be utilised in outlining next steps for the infrastructure and its evolution.
|Uitgeverij||HAL Open Archive|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 20 dec 2017|