You’ve heard that expression ‘the devil is in the detail’ – now get ready to hear about the detail in the DEVL.
The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Data Enhanced Virtual Laboratory (DEVL), aka Tinker, is a collaborative project about data sharing and transfer between archives, institutions and research projects. Tinker brings together fragmented data, tools and services into a shared workspace.
The driving forces behind the project are:
Twelve Australian organisations, from universities to government and the GLAM sector, are currently working together to improve HASS digital research infrastructure. Part of this approach is the development of a HASS workbench environment that enables access to three tools for transcription, text analysis and geocoding. The project is also developing a national HASS skills and training framework that supports the uptake of the workflows, data curation framework and the workbench.
This Birds of a Feather session will discuss challenges and progress so far, and describe what it is like to work on a collaborative and dynamic national project with the goal of providing infrastructure that supports the HASS research community in a scalable and sustainable manner.
We will include some real life research applications enhanced as a result of the achievements so far, present some of the Grand Challenges for a project of this nature and offer more detail about how your research could be enhanced through the work of the DEVL.