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h1. DARIAH intro
- Network site: [http://dariah.eu]
- German site: [http://de.dariah.eu]
- [Intro|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=522&Itemid=200]

Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH):
- Mission: enhance and support digitally-enabled research across the humanities and arts. Aims to develop and maintain an infrastructure in support of ICT-based research practices.
- Working with communities of practice to:
-- Explore and apply ICT-based methods and tools to enable new research questions to be asked and old questions to be posed in new ways
-- Improve research opportunities and outcomes through linking distributed digital source materials of many kinds
-- Exchange knowledge, expertise, methodologies and practices across domains and disciplines
- Grand vision: facilitate long-term access to, and use of, all European Arts and Humanities (A+H) digital research data.
- The DARIAH infrastructure will be a connected network of people, information, tools, and methodologies for investigating, exploring and supporting work across the broad spectrum of the digital humanities.
- Core strategy: bring together national, regional, and local endeavours to form a cooperative infrastructure where complementarities and new challenges are clearly identified and acted upon


[DARIAH seeks the status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=275:dariah-eric-application-positive-evaluation&catid=110:documents], which will confer to it the status of an International Organization with tax-free benefits and bigger funding opportunities

h2. DARIAH Contributions
* [ISIDORE|http://www.rechercheisidore.fr/] ("Service integration, data interconnect research and education")
* [TextGrid|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=268%3Atextgrid&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]
* [DIGHUMLAB|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=269%3Adighumlab&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]
* [EASY |http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=270%3Aeasy&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]
* [Digital Arts and Humanities PhD|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=271%3Adigital-arts-and-humanities-phd&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]
* [Data Seal of Approval|http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=255%3Adata-seal-of-approval&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]
* [OpenEdition |http://dariah.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=272%3Aopenedition&catid=111%3Aactivities&Itemid=114]

h2. Virtual Competency Centres
Activities, aka (VCCs). VCCs are cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional and international. VCCs will deliver services for all European arts and humanities researchers. Each VCC is centred on a specific area of expertise:
- *VCC e-Infrastructure* will establish a shared technology platform for Arts and Humanities research
Enable the sharing and integration of community-developed data and tools
Establish infrastructure services and standards which ensure interoperability across the whole DARIAH ecosystem
Foster stability, openness and re-usability of scholarly tools and collaborative research environments
- *VCC Research and Education Liaison* will expose and share researcher's knowledge, methodolo-gies and expertise
Act as the primary contact with the Arts and Humanities research and teaching communities providing the interface between DARIAH and the researchers
Seek to understand Arts and Humanities research practices and processes
Promote the use and application of ICT-enabled method and tools, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary understanding and exchange
- *VCC Scholarly Content Management* will facilitate the exposure and sharing of scholarly content
Consider the various stages in the scholarly content life cycle from creation and curation through to dissemination and reuse
Offer services and resources for the representation and management of data
Enable the enhancement of data quality, preservation and interoperability, as well as furthering a culture of data sharing in the Arts and Humanities
- *VCC Advocacy, Impact and Outreach* will interface with key influencers in and for the Arts and Humanities
Focus on high level advocacy
Assess and measure the impact and value of that DARIAH brings to Arts and Humanities research community
Outreach to wide groups of stakeholders, and ensuring capacity and participation in DARIAH

h1. VRE Bibliography
DARIAH has collected several libraries (reference sets) on Zotero, some of which relate to Virtual Research Environments (VRE), of which RS is an example
- 4 DARIAH libraries: [http://www.zotero.org/search/type/group/q/dariah]
- most related to VRE (esp. sec. 6-Collaboration): [https://www.zotero.org/groups/doing_digital_humanities_-_a_dariah_bibliography/items]