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1 arts-humanities.net: Digital Arts & Humanities "share and discuss ideas, promote your research and discover the digital arts and humanities Torsten Reimer, Centre for eResearch

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3 Background: ICT Methods Network

4 Remit and Aims To promote, support and develop the use of advanced ICT methods in the arts and humanities To support, and provide a forum for, the cross- disciplinary network of practitioners from institutions around the UK To develop a programme of activities and publications on advanced ICT tools and methods To ensure the broadest participation of the community by means of an open call for proposals for Methods Network activities

5 ArchaeologyHistory ArchaeologyHistoryLanguage LiteratureMusic Performance Religion Media Visual Arts Information LawPhilosophy

6 Activities Workshops Seminars Expert Seminars Workgroups

7 Publication and Dissemination Draft versions of presentations Audio versions of presentations Rapporteur reports Training materials Workgroup reports Case Studies Working Papers Newsletter Printed Publication Series

8 Transforming the Methods Network Support communities before and after events Get more community input, connect people virtually Transform Methods Network legacy into a living community resource; continued support for communities of practice Means: Web 2.0

9 Web 2.0 and social networks Uses technologies such as weblogs (blogs), social bookmarking and tagging, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds The idea of "Web 2.0" can also relate to a transition of websites from isolated information silos to interlinked computing platforms Web 2.0 also includes a social element where users generate and distribute content, often with freedom to share and re-use Popular examples: MySpace, YouTube, FlickR, Facebook

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11 Open source technology

12 The bit about numbers Official launch at DRHA 2007 Statistics: –~500 registered users –1300+ nodes and comments –17 user groups –~ 150 visitors per day

13 Features

14 Blogging

15 Discussions

16 Audio-visual content

17 ICT Events Calendar

18 Wiki

19 Job search

20 User tagging

21 Tag cloud

22 Match-making

23 User profiles

24 User groups

25 Into the community

26 Ecosystem of communities

27 RSS Output

28 ICT Guides

29 Web 2.0 Interaction

30 Facebook App

31 Why use it? It is there Not a replacement, an addition to your website You control your content Give something, gain something Large and diverse audience E-Science group What do you need?


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