Mork and Tork demonstrate the intergalactic importance of Standards

The PARTHENOS Project is pleased to add another video to its suite of training resources this week.  “The Adventures of Mork and Tork : Why Standards?” introduces us to two loveable aliens, Mork and Tork, who demonstrate the importance of Standards, not only in data, but also in everyday life.

Mork and Tork were the creation of PARTHENOS project Work Package 4 within the PARTHENOS project, with a script written by Dorian Seiller and Richard James, and were initially published as a colourful brochure with graphics by French artist, Agathe Gastaldi.  Such was the popularity of the aliens that PARTHENOS felt it merited reaching a wider audience as an animated video.

This video, using the original designs by Gastaldi, has now been produced by Trinity College Dublin (TCD), with voice over work from colleagues in TCD, INRIA in France, FHP in Germany, and SISMEL in Italy, making it available in four languages.  All four versions will be available on the PARTHENOS Training Suite, here : , as well as from the PARTHENOS YouTube channel.

“We continue to try to find new ways to demonstrate the issues that we discuss in our training materials, and we were so impressed with the brochure that INRIA had produced, we felt it was perfect for creating a fun and shareable video that would introduce people to the concepts of data standards” says Dr. Jennifer Edmond, leader of WP7 in PARTHENOS, dealing with Training.

A YouTube playlist of all four videos can be found here:

DiMPO Workshop on Digital Practices in Arts and Humanities

By Klaudia Grabowska and Maciej Maryl
The DiMPO team

In May 2017 members of DARIAH working group Digital Methods and Practices Observatory (DiMPO) gathered in Warsaw to sum up the ongoing activities and discuss the scope of further endeavours.  The meeting and workshop were organised by Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences and chaired by Costis Dallas and Maciej Maryl.  It was aimed at discussing the results of the survey on Digital Practices in the Arts and Humanities in the light of the feedback gathered in Rome during AIUCD Conference in January this year and the previous DiMPO meeting in Berlin (24 April 2017).  While the research team is working on the final report, the highlights from the study on how digital researchers conduct their work have already been published online. Continue reading DiMPO Workshop on Digital Practices in Arts and Humanities

PARTHENOS Training Survey

The PARTHENOS cluster, created to encourage cohesion between research infrastructure projects, is investigating ways in which training in Research Infrastructures is, or can become, embedded in higher education curricula.  In order to do this, the PARTHENOS training team is conducting a survey of how knowledge about research infrastructures is presented in formal education courses and programmes of study. Continue reading PARTHENOS Training Survey