U povodu pridruživanja Hrvatske Europskoj uniji Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u Zagrebu odabrana je kao knjižnica mjeseca u zajednici Europske knjižnice, koja obuhvaća 48 nacionalnih i brojne europske znanstvene knjižnice. Europska knjižnica (The European Library) besplatna je online usluga utemeljena 2005. godine, kada joj se među prvim knjižnicama pridružila i Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u Zagrebu, radi objedinjavanja zbirki i kataloga europskih nacionalnih i znanstvenih knjižnica, odnosno stvaranja skupnoga kataloga europske kulturne baštine, kao i pronalaženja i dohvaćanja više od 200 milijuna izvora te pružanja pristupa digitaliziranoj građi iz fondova knjižnica zemalja članica.
DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a large user community that gathers scientists across Europe from the research field of the Arts and Humanities (A). The aim of DARIAH is to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the Arts and Humanities in Europe. The objective of DARIAH is to develop, maintain and operate a research infrastructure for ICT-based research practices. The DARIAH infrastructure aims to become a fully connected and effective network of tools, information, people and methodologies for investigating, exploring and supporting research across the broad spectrum of the Digital Humanities. To achieve this goal, a significant amount of effort has to be devoted to the improvement of the current infrastructure. A part of this effort is the EGI-DARIAH Competence Centre (EGI-DARIAH CC), established within the EGI-Engage Horizon2020 project. The EGI-DARIAH CC aims at bridging the gap between the DARIAH user community and the European e-Infrastructure, mainly those provided by the EGI community. To achieve this goal, EGI-DARIAH CC focuses on strengthening the collaboration between the DARIAH user community and EGI by deploying A applications in the EGI Federated cloud and increasing the number of e-Science services and applications, as well as raising awareness of A researchers about the advantages and benefits of e-Infrastructure by providing end-user support and organizing training events. Considering that the DARIAH community, as well as the general A research public, is very specific in their requirements and needs on e-Infrastructure, one of the first actions of the EGI DARIAH CC was to collect all relevant information about the DARIAH research requirements. The collection of the required information was conducted via a comprehensive web-based survey. The aim of this survey was to collect feedback from DARIAH end-users, application/service providers and developers on their knowledge and background on e-Infrastructure (e.g. computational and storage resources, user-support services, authentication policies, etc.), on how research data (information) are shared and accessed, about AAI requirements, what services and application researchers are using in their research and what are their characteristics, etc. Based on the inputs, a set of specific A services and application will be developed, such as gUSE/WS-Pgrade workflow oriented gateway, gLibrary framework for distributed information repositories and information retrieval service based on CDSTAR. Concurrently with the application development, a significant working effort is put in the education of DARIAH researchers since many of them have minor or no technical knowledge required to efficiently use various e-Infrastructure resources or new application/services that will be developed during this project. Therefore, a set of training events will be organized to demonstrate the specific applications and services developed within EGI-DARIAH CC, as well as give a general introduction on how to utilize various EGI resources, applications and services.
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The paper introduces into a new Science Gateway, developed in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 project EGI Engage - DARIAH Competence Centre, which started in March 2015 co-funded by the European Union, with the participation of about 70 (research) units in over 30 countries. In this paper the authors focus on trans-disciplinary collaboration in the framework of explorative lexicography in cultural context. On the one hand, they give a short overview of the architecture of the Science Gateway, used techniques, and specific applications and services developed during the DARIAH Competence Centre. On the other they mainly focus on possible added value and changes concerning work flow for Lexicographers and researchers on Lexical resources. This is exemplified on the European network of COST action IS 1305 “European Network of electronic lexicography (ENeL)”.
Today the exponential growth of digital arts and humanities related research content, such as social networks or digital photos, requires an extensive use of various e-Infrastructure services to efficiently store, find, search, access and analyze them. However, in the digital arts and humanities (DH), the e-Infrastructure is still not exploited at its full potential. The main reason for that condition is the lack of awareness of the existence of such resources, no access, and the lack of technical knowledge. In order to overcome these drawbacks, the DARIAH Competence Centre (DARIAH CC), a member of the EGI-Engage H2020 project, is established. DARIAH CC is a virtual research group, gathering researchers from computer science and humanities over a common goal to broaden the usage of the advanced research infrastructures and facilitate the vision of Open Science Commons in the domain of Arts and Humanities. The CC aims to approach the cloud-based technologies to the researchers and scholars, with the special focus on the DARIAH community. However, the complexity of the cloud technologies and the technical knowledge required to access, exploit and maintain these resources could often discourage the potential users. To increase the friendliness and hide the technical obstacles, the DARIAH Science Gateway was developed, a web-based online portal that provides an easy access to services running on EGI FedCloud: Parallel Semantic Search Engine, Virtual dialect repository, Simple Cloud access and Distributed Real-Time Search and Information Retrieval. Via CC two clouds are provided to DARIAH community. Parallel to service provisioning, DARIAH CC aims at raising the awareness of the benefits of cloud technologies by organizing training events and demonstrating services on DH-related events.
This paper describes the achievements of the H2020 project INDIGO-DataCloud. The project has provided e-infrastructures with tools, applications and cloud framework enhancements to manage the demanding requirements of scientific communities, either locally or through enhanced interfaces. The middleware developed allows to federate hybrid resources, to easily write, port and run scientific applications to the cloud. In particular, we have extended existing PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions, allowing public and private e-infrastructures, including those provided by EGI, EUDAT, and Helix Nebula, to integrate their existing services and make them available through AAI services compliant with GEANT interfederation policies, thus guaranteeing transparency and trust in the provisioning of such services. Our middleware facilitates the execution of applications using containers on Cloud and Grid based infrastructures, as well as on HPC clusters. Our developments are freely downloadable as open source components, and are already being integrated into many scientific applications. 39 pages, 15 figures.Version accepted in Journal of Grid Computing
Istaknuta je važnost izgradnje i razvoja digitalnih repozitorija, posebice u okvirima Europske Unije i projekata unutar okvira Horizon 2020. Osim pregleda digitalnih repozitorija i uloge otvorenog pristupa znanstvenim informacijama, dan je pregled najvažnijih europskih projekata, kao i dokumenata koji reguliraju ovo područje.
The poster presents the EGI Engage DARIAH Competence Centre mini-project and its objectives. The objective of EGI DARIAH CC is to widen the usage of the e-Infrastructures for Arts and Humanities research by developing and providing a workflow-based science gateway based on the generic-purpose WS-PGRADE and gLibrary technologies, adapted and tailored to the needs of users coming from the field of Arts and Humanities. The gateway will provide access and compute services for data residing in distributed grid and cloud storage.