Report on requirements and practices among (Digital) Humanities researchers

The DARIAH Community Engagement Working Group has published its report, “Barriers and Pathways to Community Engagement”, which presents the findings of investigations into the requirements and work-practices of Humanities researchers across Europe (and beyond), and what attracts, or indeed puts them off when engaging with Research Infrastructures (RIs) such as DARIAH. Continue reading Report on requirements and practices among (Digital) Humanities researchers

Round-up of the year from the Community Engagement Working Group

2018 has certainly been a busy year for us here in the Community Engagement Working Group, right up to last weekend (8th and 9th Dec) when we presented some of the findings of our Survey and Case Studies work at the EADH 2018 conference in NUI Galway. Continue reading Round-up of the year from the Community Engagement Working Group

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 :

http://training.parthenos-project.eu/sample-page/intro-to-ri/interoperability/what-are-standards/ , 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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKq1g7snsFGf3lDMSk03Rku_AfGOPwktj