Monday, March 14, 2011

E-science steps forward into the Middle Ages

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.

Click here to read this article from Science Network: Western Australia