Network of Expert Centres
The Network of Expert Centres currently comprises the centres of expertise in arts and humanities computing at Glasgow, Belfast and Sheffield Universities and King's College, London, along with the former centes of the Arts and Humanities Data Service. The Network of Centres has provisionally been defined by its members as follows:
The Network of Expert Centres is a collaboration of centres with expertise in digital arts and humanities, in the sense of data creation, curation, preservation, management (including rights and legal issues), access and dissemination, and methodologies of data use and re-use. Its membership is open to all such centres in the UK. Its purpose is to support its members in the advocacy and promotion of the value, understanding and use of ICT in arts and humanities research (broadly defined), the development and exchange of expertise, knowledge, standards and best practices, awareness raising, dialogue with relevant stakeholders, identifying and representing the needs of the research community.
The Network of Centres is hosting a series of agenda setting workshops at each of the institutions involved, along with the then AHDS, in the first phase of its development: Glasgow, Belfast, Sheffield and King's College, London. We hope that these events will engage the community; showcase important work; air views, opinions and ideas; and address some of the key strategic questions about future directions. The primary aim of these workshops is to create the foundation for a strong community, and to enable us to think about how we can work together to foster and support the digital arts and humanities. At each event, we hope to hear from those with an interest in the work of the Network, and to obtain important feedback from the community.