Who is Dariah?

Ok, if you though DARIAH was a nice German girl from Potsdam ,then you are only partly right. DARIAH is a proposal to build a central European data centre to support the Arts and Humanities. Sounds scary? Well only if a Dutch anarchist hacks into it and changes all the records from Britain in the 17th Century to re-write history with an anarchic bent.

But seriously, there are already a number of national data centres in Europe to support the Arts and Humanities (the one in Britain where I work is called the ADHS). And a mega European data centre would probably be a good idea, especially if it supports meta-data standards and long term preservation of humanistic data and more importantly, promotes and enhances digital scholarship in the Humanities. Their site is here: (link)



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