A decade after a British official coined the term e-science, a University of Western Australia researcher is planning a Medieval Manuscript Commons to help bring its successor, e-research, to the humanities.
Dr Toby Burrows, digital services director for the ARC Network for Early European Research (NEER), hopes for a day when humanities scholars can conduct research without leaving the desk.
“While many scientists have access to massive worldwide e-research datasets, the humanities have lagged behind – until now,” Dr Burrows says.
NEER’s digital services include Confluence, a web-based collaborative environment, and PioNEER, a repository for research publications.
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