Grant Holder: SheilaAnderson
arts-humanities.net is an online hub for research and teaching in the digital arts and humanities. It enables members to locate information, promote their research and discuss ideas. It aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities – and all fields and disciplines working with(in) them.
arts-humanities.net records information on digital scholarship, mostly through a catalogue of arts and humanities research projects and a taxonomy of methods used in digital research (mostly for creating digital resources), and related activities, such as academic events. The site catalogues information on activities such as projects, tools, methods, events and calls for papers; it also provides more in-depth information through briefing papers and case studies; and it has an interactive component that allows members to comment on these resources, contribute information and post announcements and participate in discussions.
It also gives members access to profiles for over 1300 other members, to facilitate networking.
The project was initially developed for the AHRC ICT Methods Network and was later merged with the ICT Guides project.
|Project start date: 2007-09|
Archaeology, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Classics and Ancient History, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Dance Studies, Design, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Media, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Visual Arts
|2d graphic design||Practice-led research|
|Accessibility analysis||Strategy and project management|
|Resource sharing||Communication and collaboration|
|Cataloguing and indexing||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Human factors analysis||Strategy and project management|
|Image manipulation||Practice-led research|
|Iterative design||Strategy and project management|
|Server scripting||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Textual interaction (asynchronous)||Communication and collaboration|
|Usability analysis||Strategy and project management|
|Interface design||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Video and moving image compression||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Web browser scripting||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Collaborative publishing||Data publishing and dissemination|
|General website development||Data publishing and dissemination|
|User contributed content||Data publishing and dissemination|
|General project management||Strategy and project management|
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Moving Image, Sound, Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used:
MySQL, PHP, Drupal
Source material used:
The website contains different materials, some contributed by the user community, others by project staff. Some materials were digitised during events, but most content is entered directly either by project staff or members of the community.
Digital resource created:
The dynamic arts-humanities.net website, powered by the open source content management system Drupal. The website contains mostly textual information (records of projects, tools, events, but also blog and forum postings, job adverts, case studies, briefing papers and a bibliography), but also image and audio-visual content (mostly recordings of conferences and workshops).
Generation of XHTML files from MySQL database for web-delivery.
Data Formats created:
Flash Video (FLV), Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Apple QuickTime Movie (MOV), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), Graphics interchange format file (GIF), JPEG File Interchange Format (JPG), Microsoft Word Document (DOC), MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
Metadata standards employed:
Dublin Core, simple (DC)
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|King's College London|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||SheilaAnderson|
|Other staff:||Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Torsten Reimer|
|Record updated||2011-05-11 16:55|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3327|
|Citation of record||Torsten Reimer: arts-humanities.net.|
created: 2010-02-09, last updated 2011-05-11 16:55