ICT in Arts and Humanities Research e-Science and Infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities e-Science Forum 29 April 2010.

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ICT in Arts and Humanities Research e-Science and Infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities

e-Science Forum

29 April 2010ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 1AHRC ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programmeincludes the creative and performing artspractice-led research 3.8m for 5 years 2003-8Aims:build national capacity in the use of ICT for A&H research. advise the AHRC on matters of ICT strategy. ..

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 2Building capacity: ICT Methods Network: 1m for 3 years from April 2005use of advanced ICT methodsProjects and methods database (with support from JISC)part of a unified on-line resource: ICTGuides ICT Strategy Projects (1m)knowledge-gathering: needs, uses, scoping surveysresource-developmentAHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 3Building capacity = strong focus on infrastructuresupport services and resource developmentto complement existing provision AHRC Research PanelsArts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)Resource Discovery Network (RDN: now Intute)focus also on methods and technology developmentand on advanced users

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 4Strongest system of support for e-arts and humanities in the worlduntil closure of AHDS (end March 2008)end of ICT Programme (end December 2008)AHRC no longer invests in infrastructureposition of JISCICT Programmes advisory role

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 5Context of Arts and Humanties e-Science Initiativeno earmarked e-Science moneyled by the AHRC ICT Programmelargest financial contribution from JISCsubstantial EPSRC contribution as well

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 6e-Science and the humanitiesDispersed and heterogenous nature of typical humanities data resource the typical AHRC-funded resourceInjection of new technologiescollaborations between computer scientists and arts and humanities researchersShifting definition of e-Sciencefrom grid technologies to advanced ICT more broadlygrid-enabling in the AHRB delivery plan compare French Adonis project)standalone nature of much humanities researchICT in Arts and Humanities Research 7AHRC- EPSRC -JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science InitiativeScoping survey (Sheila Anderson)JISC A&H e-Science Support Centre (Kings: 2006-10)based in AHDSproject facilitation and supportknowledge baseAHRC A&H e-Science Research Workshops EPSRC e-Science demonstratorsICT in Arts and Humanities Research 8AHRC- EPSRC -JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiativesix 4-year AHRC e-Science postgraduate studentships. AHRC-JISC e-Science research projects (2m )responsive mode: wide range of subjects, methods and technologiesvarying emphasis on development and research findingsICT in Arts and Humanities Research 9Sustainability of development projectsPlan A: AHDS as platformPlan B: virtual supportarts-humanities.net at Kings Centre for e-Research knowledge base + community supportPlan C?particular problems of responsive-mode

ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 10Atkins reporton the arts & humanitiesexcellent beginningsencourage and supportcorpus computing (Digging into Data)need for continuing e-Science programmeneed for infrastructure of support services and platformsavoid re-inventions of wheelsenhance uptake of development projectsknowledge basepartnerships

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