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[InetBib] Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks - CHAIN

Liebe Listenmitglieder,

mit der Bitte um Weiterleitung sende ich Ihnen eine Ankuendigung ueber 
ein neues Netzwerk, das sich der Entwicklung und Koordination von 
(digitaler) Forschungsinfrastruktur fuer die Kunst- und 
Geisteswissenschaften verschrieben hat. Bei Rueckfragen koennen Sie sich 
gerne an mich wenden.

A meeting was held at King's College, London, on 26th and 27th October 
2009, between representatives of the following networks, infrastructure 
projects, and planning initiatives working with digital technologies in 
the Arts and Humanities:

     * arts-humanities.net (http://www.arts-humanities.net/)
     * ADHO - Association of Digital Humanities Organisations 
     * CLARIN (http://www.clarin.eu/)
     * centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/)
     * DARIAH (http://www.dariah.eu/)
     * NoC - Network of Expert Centres in Great Britain and Ireland 
     * Project Bamboo (http://projectbamboo.org/)
     * TextGrid (http://www.textgrid.de/)

We identified the current fragmented environment where researchers 
operate in separate areas with often mutually incompatible technologies 
as a barrier to fully exploiting the transformative role that these 
technologies can potentially play.
We resolved that our present, proposed, and future activities are 
interdependent and complementary and should be oriented towards working 
together to overcome barriers, and to create a shared environment where 
technology services can interoperate and be sustained, thus enabling new 
forms of research in the Humanities.

In order to achieve these goals we agreed to form the Coalition of 
Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks – CHAIN. CHAIN will act 
as a forum for areas of shared interest to its participants, including:

     * advocacy for an improved digital research infrastructure for the 
     * development of sustainable business models;
     * promotion of technical interoperability of resources, tools and 
     * promotion of good practice and relevant technical standards;
     * development of a shared service infrastructure;
     * coordinating approaches to legal and ethical issues;
     * interactions with other relevant computing infrastructure 
     * widening the geographical scope of our coalition.

CHAIN will promote an open culture where experiences, including 
successes and failures, can be shared and discussed, in order to support 
and promote the use of digital technologies in research in the Humanities.

Sheila Anderson, King's College London (DARIAH)
Andreas Aschenbrenner, State and University Library Göttingen (TextGrid, 
David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley (Project Bamboo)
Seth Denbo, King's College, London (DARIAH)
Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland (centerNet)
Chad Kainz, University of Chicago (Project Bamboo)
Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University (CLARIN)
Lorna Hughes, King's College London (ADHO, NoC)
Tobias Blanke, King's College London (DARIAH)
Torsten Reimer, King's College London (arts-humanities.net)
David Robey, University of Oxford (NoC)
Harold Short, King's College London (ADHO)
Katherine Walter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (centerNet)
Peter Wittenburg, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (CLARIN)
Martin Wynne, University of Oxford (CLARIN, DARIAH)

Dr. Torsten Reimer
Development Manager
Community Infrastructures and e-Learning
Centre for e-Research, King's College London


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