The SUDAMIH Project: Developing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities – requirements and attitudes

James Wilson
University of Oxford
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The SUDAMIH Project seeks to facilitate good data management practices in the humanities. Taking an institutional perspective, SUDAMIH will develop data services and training modules which take account of some of the requirements and concerns peculiar to humanities researchers. The ‘life’s work’ nature of humanities research, plus the typically long life-spans of humanities data, pose data management challenges which are quite different from those in some other disciplines and call for different approaches. Furthermore, researchers in the humanities often gather, use, and even conceive of data in a different manner from their colleagues.

This paper will look at data management attitudes and practices in humanities disciplines, and explain how the SUDAMIH Project intends to address the requirements it has identified.