RDA and the Humanities - a report from the RDA Europe Ambassador for the Humanities
The goal of this report is to provide a broad overview of the way the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the humanities as an academic discipline can be of value to each other. The intended audience for this report in the first instance are digital humanities researchers and service providers in the humanities domain. By providing basic relevant information on the RDA for this target group it is foreseen that they can benefit from the output of the RDA and increase their involvement in RDA activities. This report has the intention to be of interest for stakeholders in the RDA as well, especially from Europe, since it describes aspects of the research data infrastructure of the humanities and this could inspire them to engage with the humanities research community.
This analysis was done by René van Horik from the Data Archiving and Networked Services, in the Netherlands, the RDA Europe Ambassador for the Humanities, supported by the RDA Europe 4.0 project.
The report provides an overview of the Research Data Alliance, the landscape and particularities of the Humanities and the opportunities RDA provides for the discipline in terms of the Working and Interest groups and the Recommendations and Outputs relevant for the Humanities researchers, practitioners and service providers. The report also highlights the engagement opportunities with other communities in Europe such as DARIAH and CLARIN.
The report is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3355145