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Humanist Archives: July 8, 2019, 6:40 p.m. Humanist 33.127 - online communities cfp

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 127.
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        Date: 2019-07-08 04:52:27+00:00
        From: Laura Mandell 
        Subject: CFP for Online Communities like NINES.org

Call for Proposals

The Advanced Research Consortium (ARC; ar-c.org) is a vibrant community of
researchers who peer review and curate cultural heritage materials for
Humanities research.  ARC seeks proposals for editorial groups who wish to
serve scholarly communities with particular interests -- e.g., book
history, postcolonial studies, Caribbean literature, cultural analytics,
Latin American literature, animal studies, national literatures other than
English, etc.

Since 2004 with the founding of NINES, ARC has the dual goals of providing
a vetting community for digital scholarship in particular fields and a
technological infrastructure to support development of digital scholarly
projects and access to such scholarship. In addition to NINES.org, ARC
'nodes' include 18thConnect.org, MESA-medieval.org, Modernist Networks
(ModNets.org), and SiRO (Studies in Radicalism Online.org), with others
currently organizing.  The ARC community seeks to develop itself towards
greater cultural inclusiveness.

ARC will set up for each of these communities:

   1. A search interface that promotes use of valuable digital projects in
   the community's field;
   2. A workflow for incorporating and displaying metadata about these
   3. Technical support and guidance for project management;
   4. Contract negotiation with proprietary resources (from companies such
   as ProQuest, Gale, JSTOR, ProjectMuse) to integrate journal articles,
   databases, and other scholarly materials that libraries purchase.

You may choose to have the search interface embedded in a web site that
already provides a meeting point for scholars in your field, or ARC will
create for your community an instance of COLLEX, our Collection and Exhibit
interface, that provides metadata and full-text searches of relevant
resources, including digital scholarly projects that have been
peer-reviewed by the community and proprietary resources deemed necessary
to the research environment.

ARC hosts each community's COLLEX instance, provides the SOLR server that
allows searching of approved projects (via metadata and indexed full text,
when available), negotiates contracts with proprietors for resources deemed
essential by each community, and coordinates the various resources of
contributing scholarly communities, combining them into a single catalog of
metadata.  All metadata is stored at the Center of Digital Humanities
Research (CoDHR) at Texas A&M and is mirrored at North Carolina State
University. ARC is becoming a member of the Open Library Foundation.

Proposal form: https://tinyurl.com/arcnodeproposal

Anyone interested is welcome to contact the ARC Director, Laura Mandell 
(mandell@tamu.edu) to discuss possibilities, options, and any questions 
you have about the Proposal. I am available to meet with you at the DH2019 
Conference in Utrecht.

Laura Mandell
Director, Center of Digital Humanities Research
Professor, English
Texas A&M University
p: 979-845-8345

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