Open digital humanities: use and re-use of digital data in the humanities.

The Working group 4 of NeDiMAH focuses on Developing Digital Data.  Building collectiions of data for research involves consideration of the subsequent use, and re-use, of these collections  for researc using ICT tools and methods.  The use of digital collections for research has an impact on the creation, management and long-term sustainability of digital data, and the use of digital resources for the creation and publication of new knowledge is a vital part of the digital life cycle.  The creation, description and structuring of digital resources, acces to these resources (both in terms of authorization and interoperability), their curation and preservation, and the publication of results of research they enable are connected parts of this process.

On January 17 2013, the working group held a workshop entitled "Open Digital Humanities: use and reuse of digital data in the Humanities" in conjunction with the 8th International Digital Curation Conference in Amsterdam.  The workshop addressed access and re-use of digital data in the arts and humanities and, more specifically, how to ensure findability of data, how to ensure trust and quality od data, how to ensure interoperability of data and how to ensure preservation of data.

The WG invited 5 speakers (William Kilbride, Laurents Sesink, Joris Pekel, Nuno Freire and Johan Oomen) and selected 2 additional speakers through a call for papers (Dominic Forest and Andreea Popa).

See below .pdf for full report.

Amsterdam, 17th January 2013.

Please see pdf below.