The aim of the project was to prepare for the establishment of a center of competence in the field of preservation and conservation of historical monuments and archeological sites. In December 2023, the 4CH project, which had a duration of three years, was completed. The results are now accessible.

The ASReview project uses state-of-the-art active learning techniques to solve one of the most interesting challenges in systematically screening large amounts of text: there’s not enough time to read everything!

A screenshot of the ODISSEI Portal

We are happy to present a new updated version of the ODISSEI Portal. In this new version of the Portal we implemented a first prototype of the so-called Data Access Broker (DAB). In addition, more information is available, for instance through ELSST, to improve the search results. The ODISSEI team also worked on a Dutch translation of the user interface. With this new version we introduce an even more user-friendly Portal for the social sciences community. We are happy to explore the different new features and what they mean to you as a user.

Skyline of Lisbon with the text "DARIAH Annual Event 2024 | June 18-21, Lisbon, Portugal"

The DARIAH Annual Event this year will take place in Lisbon (June 18-21) and is on the theme “Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities”. Registration is now open until June 4th for what promises to be an exciting event in the digital humanities domain.

On the 13th of April last, the NRC published a background article on ‘what goes wrong in data research’. For this, Ingrid Dillo, Senior Advisor at DANS, was interviewed by Laura Wismans. In this article, Ingrid Dillo explains that available data are not always of good quality and that there is still much work to be done in the area of sharing and reusing data.

DANS has made the article available below by translating it into English. No changes have been made to the original content.

Do you manage datasets that require access restrictions? Who would be allowed to access these data? Under what conditions do you grant access? ODISSEI and DANS have designed a survey that aims to find out more about common practices in selecting and managing data access restrictions, and their underlying motivations. We would really appreciate your input!

Often valuable datasets contain personal data, like many of the Oral History interviews stored at DANS. For such datasets data owners may want to restrict the access to control who can reuse the data and for what purpose. But what are the considerations and how do you document the access process? We have created an easy guide to help you with this. 

To protect archaeological heritage, the European Archaeological Council (EAC) has published archival guidelines for archaeologists.