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We report on two JISC-funded projects that aimed to enrich the metadata of digitized historical collections with georeferences and other information automatically computed using geoparsing and related information extraction technologies. Understanding location is a critical part of any historical research, and the nature of the collections makes them an(More)
The UK and wider international e-Research initiatives are entering a critical phase in which they need to move from the development of the basic underlying technology, demonstrators, prototypes and early applications to wider adoption and the development of stable infrastructures. In this paper we will review existing work on studies of infrastructure and(More)
This paper presents the approaches within the Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative in the UK. It describes some of its early activities, and sketches out how virtual organizations can transform the way in which researchers in these disciplines can collaborate in the use of digital material. The paper is an attempt to position the specific research needs(More)
Human movement constitutes a fundamental part of the archaeological process, and of any interpretation of a site's usage; yet there has to date been little or no consideration of how movement observed (in contemporary situations) and inferred (in archaeological reconstruction) can be documented. This paper reports on the Motion in Place Platform project,(More)
A project of the AHRC Connected Communities Theme 2 Executive Summary This project sought to establish a credible definition for, and the current state of the art of, crowd-sourcing in the humanities. The questions included what the humanities have learned from other research domains, where crowd-sourcing is being exploited, what the results are, why(More)
The application of e-Science technologies to disciplines in the arts and humanities raises major questions as to how those technologies can be most usefully exploited, what tools and infrastructures are needed for that exploitation, and what new research approaches can be generated. This paper reviews a number of activities in the UK and Europe in the last(More)
This paper presents preliminary findings from two projects that aim to widen the uptake of e-Infrastructures for research. Through the development of a corpus of evidence and through community engagement, we aim to uncover barriers to adoption, enablers that may facilitate uptake and good practice that may be used by those wishing to engage with(More)