Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)

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Susan Schreibman
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Host institution: 
Royal Irish Academy
About the centre:

The Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) is a central component within the Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS) initiative. The DHO was established under auspices of the Royal Irish Academy to manage and co-ordinate the increasingly complex e-resources created in the arts and humanities. It will enable research and researchers in Ireland to keep abreast of international developments in the creation, use, and preservation of digital resources.

The staff of the DHO comprises a Director, IT Manager, Metadata Manager, Digital Humanities Specialists, and a Programme Coordinator.

Services provided: 
It will fulfil these objectives by:
  • serving as a knowledge base in Ireland via consultations with project partners;
  • setting national standards to ensure the interoperability, preservation, and long-term accessibility of digital resources;
  • establishing a central repository which will provide access to a wide variety of interdisciplinary, multilingual, and mulimodal digital resources created on the island of Ireland.
  • The DHO co-ordinates and consolidates initiatives in humanities digitisation so that new lines of enquiry developing from the HSIS/DHO infrastructure and research programmes will benefit all researchers in Ireland.
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