This is the English version of the text published in DhDBlog – Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigem Raum: https://dhd-blog.org/?p=10669.
Report written by Esther Asef and Dr. Cosima Wagner with contributions by Martin Lee, translation by Sean Nowak
What are the requirements and demands with regard to the design of a (national) research-data infrastructure from a humanities point of view? This question is currently being thoroughly discussed – not least at the DHd Alliance’s initiative – and documented in position papers.[i]
In this context, a workshop – organized by the BMBF research project FDM_OAS-Orient[ii] on 3 July 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin, Campus Library, – addressed matters of research data and digital humanities in area studies and, more specifically, NLS in multilingual environments. 27 researchers, IT and data experts, and librarians came together from all over Germany[iii] to discuss challenges and demands relating to creation, processing, analysis, archiving and re-use of NLS research data in general and, in particular, with regard to the development of a national research-data infrastructure (NFDI).