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This past week, I attended the Digital Humanities 2013. Following the highly successful DH 2012 conference held at the University of Hamburg, DH 2013 once again attracted a high number of participants from around the world. Without a doubt, Digital Humanities has become the premier international conference for reporting on cutting-edge Digital Humanities research and for providing a comprehensive overview of the field.

On Friday July 5, 2013, I visited the workshop Research Infrastructures towards 2020 organized by the EuroRisNet+ project at the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Macau in Lisbon, Portugal.
In a letter of June 23rd, 2013, CLARIN ERIC officially announced its withdrawal from the Licences for Europe dialogue (LfE). In a letter to the chair persons of the Working Group 4 of the Licences for Europe dialogue, the executive director of the CLARIN ERIC, Steven Krauwer, expressed the interest of the research community and explained the discontinuation of participation.
CLARIN ERIC congratulates the 9 CLARIN-D centres that successfully passed the centre assessment. After going through a thorough procedure, in which both technical and organisational aspects were checked, the Assessment Committee gave a positive judgement for all the centres involved.
It was in 2008 when we started to think about web services for the eHumanities. In these times, many doubts were expressed: can the web service technology deal with big amounts of data? How can we build asynchronous workflows? REST or SOAP? Today, most of these questions are answered one way or the other.
Recently The Language Archive has launched a new portal to the DOBES Archive, which contains documentation material of more than one hundred endangered languages.
I am very happy to take up this month the position of CLARIN ERIC Director for User Involvement. I already know a lot of people in the CLARIN family from my earlier involvement on the executive committee of the CLARIN preparatory phase project, and from many years of working with lots of researchers across Europe on numerous projects.

Federated Content Search (FCS) is a technology to access and search resources that are available at different locations. Using a common search page, someone can search simultaneously over the resources available at various places.

OpenSKOS general architecture

On May 17th interested representatives from several European institutions met in Utrecht to discuss the potential of OpenSKOS for European collaboration concerning vocabularies for the linguistic domain.


On April 24, 2013 I attended the workshop on Federated Content Search (FCS) at CST, Copenhagen.