In 2022 it will be fifty years since the creation of UNED, which was born with the vocation to bring higher education closer to those population areas in Spain. Thanks to the enhancement of a wide network of UNED centres and the pioneering model of both on-line and semi-presential education, UNED has become the biggest university in Spain. Fifty years after, UNED is carrying out research projects in key and pioneering subjects. Digital Humanities is one of these subjects. Digital Humanities Laboratories’ staff involve professionals from different areas, encompassing teams that are necessarily interdisciplinary. The experience of information managers, librarians and documentalists, makes them the perfect partners to cooperate on these projects.
In UNED, our Library is an essential part of the Laboratory of Innovation in Digital Humanities (LINHD), supporting a wide range of projects in these disciplines, as well as providing advice and training, both in UNED and other institutions.
In the field of university and research libraries, both Spanish and international, there are many examples of such collaboration in digital humanities projects. UNED Library will hold the International Meeting about Digital Humanities and the role of university libraries as essential allies in approaching DH projects, in Madrid in September 2022. This conference will also be inscribed in the Erasmus Staff Training frame, with the participation of librarians interested in this subject and researchers in digital humanities. This Congress will be in streaming and in situ.
We will welcome outstanding specialists in this subject, and we’ll also have the opportunity of learning and discussing about relevant projects, teams and framework for digital humanities. One of these significant events is dedicated to DARIAH, an important Digital Research Framework specialized in Arts and Humanities, of which LINHD is member.
We will also discuss about CLARIN, a network of centres that share mission, technology and resources to help those researchers working in text processing and exploitation in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The lecture about CLS Project will enable us to know more deeply the four-year partnership to build a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge to aid new approaches to studying literature in the digital age. Additionally, we will learn about projects in digital humanities in areas like Social Anthropology, Archaeology and History, like Maps of Memory, whose purpose is to generate new knowledge, and to compile the memory of the victims of Francoism, thanks to the implementation of researching tools in DH.