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A new video on the PARTHENOS Training Suite introduces the most important types of stakeholder and their specific agendas when working together in Digital Humanities. It features interviews with different people who are all working at the same institute: PARTHENOS’ partner The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Digital Humanities research is always a team effort involving a number of people working towards their individual goals in a collaborative manner. These people often represent diverse stakeholder groups, such as researchers, archivists, or managers, who each have their own perspective on the work they do together.

The first interview in the new video is with Matej Durco, a member of PARTHENOS, who explains how Research Infrastructures work together in this project. Tanja Wissik represents the viewpoint of those  working in a Research Infrastructure, and says: “Research Infrastructures are also the network of the people”. Data archivist Martine Trognitz then explains how she is creating a data treasure for future generations.

“It has strong advantages for us researchers to be embedded in a Research Infrastructure, because there we can find material which we can use and reuse, and tools we can share”, says historian and researcher Claudia Resch.

All these perspectives and people come together in the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities with institute director Karlheinz Mörth, who states that one of the main goals of the centre is to give researchers back control over their data.

This video is part of the PARTHENOS training module “Manage, Improve and Open up your Research and Data“. Making it was a collaborative effort in itself by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH-OeAW), DARIAH, CLARIN and PARTHENOS.

You can find the video on the PARTHENOS Training site or at the ACDH YouTube channel.

Petra Drenth and Vicky Garnett