Publication

Alfalab: Construction and deconstruction of a digital humanities experiment

Van Zundert, J., Zeldenrust, D. & Beaulieu, A., 2009, Alfalab: Construction and deconstruction of a digital humanities experiment. p. 1-5 5 p. (e-Science 2009 - 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science).

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This paper presents project 'Alfalab'. Alfalab is a collaborative frame work project of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). It explores the success and fail factors for virtual research collaboration and supporting digital infrastructure in the Humanities. It does so by delivering a virtual research environment engineered through a virtual R&D collaborative and by drawing in use cases and feedback from Humanities researchers from two research fields: textual historical text research and historical GIS-application. The motivation for the project is found in a number of commonly stated factors that seem to be inhibiting general application of virtualized research infrastructure in the Humanities. The paper outlines the project's motivation, key characteristics and implementation. One of the pilot applications is described in greater detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlfalab: Construction and deconstruction of a digital humanities experiment
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Namee-Science 2009 - 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science

    Keywords

  • Alfalab, KNAW, Collaboration, Humanities, Virtual research communities, Virtual research environments, Virtual research infrastructure, VREs, obj_VREs, Object: VREs

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