Services and Expertise
Arts eResearch combines domain knowledge in the Humanities with the technical expertise required to develop software tools and integration at all levels. The unit can help develop data models, break down project requirements into components, integrate existing tools (mainly free and open source) to support project needs, develop strategies and workflows for data collection and develop new tools where needed.
Specific expertise of Arts eResearch includes:
- Collaborative web-based text markup, annotation and digital publishing
- Database design and web databases (bibliographies, historical data, images etc.)
- Modelling complex historical and contemporary information, digital encyclopaedias
- Content-managed web sites (including integration of data into the University CMS)
- Collaboration tools and social media for staff and students
- Mapping and GIS, interactive web mapping, timeline visualisation
- Data collection and applications on mobile devices (iPad, smartphone, GPS)
The unit uses collaborative (web 2.0) methods to build a substantial online database of information about the application of digital methods in HASS. This includes synthesis of advice on specific issues, resource lists, reviews of tools, sources of expertise, case studies for successful applications and Frequently Asked Questions.