Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 127. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 projects; 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 (email@example.com) 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 @mandellc http://codhr.tamu.edu _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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