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Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Research institute
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The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is a new research institute which was set up with the declared intention of fostering digital methods in the various fields of the humanities. The ACDH offers a wide range of services. It is running a repository for digital language resources, hosts and publishes data, develops software and works on a tightly knit web of specialised knowledge centres offering advice and guidance to the research community. The ACDH is a spin-off of the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology and pursues research in various fields of the Digital Humanities. It grew out of the ACDH Project, an initiative jointly started by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy to build up DH infrastructures. To make these efforts sustainable, the Presidium of the Academy decided in 2014 to found a new institute at the Academy, which has become operative as of January 2015 as the Academy’s 29th institute. It works closely together with the University of Graz (Centre for Information Modelling – ACDH) and the University of Vienna. In their research, the team works on text- and language-related questions focusing on non-standard and historical linguistic varieties and eLexicography. Current projects investigate technical standards, infrastructure components, semantic technologies and text technological methods. All of these activities are embedded within the European infrastructure consortia CLARIN-ERIC and DARIAH.EU. Over the past few years, the colleagues have been actively participating in the development of core infrastructure components (such as the Component Metadata Infrastructure or the CLARIN Identity Federation) and contributed to a number of important initiatives such as CLARIN’s Federated Content Search Working Group or DARIAH’s Virtual Competency Centre I (eInfrastructures). Supporting Transformation Processes is one of the key issues of the ACDH. Due to this, Social Innovation and Open Science are cross-cutting-issues that are explored in the new funded institute. Projects like exploreAT! ( are the flagship projects towards Citzen Science and Open Science against the traditional Academies background.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
Eveline Wandl-Vogt is chairing the Research Group Lexicography Laboratory. This group works towards explorative scholarship in lexicography. Citizen Science is one of the key topics and is one of working packages (out of 4) of the exploreAT!-project. Eveline Wandl-Vogt is studing Social Innovation. Her focus on Citizen Science is part of the establishment (ongoing) of buidling a Working Group within DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure of the Arts and Humanities) on this topic. Furthermore, she is heading a working group in the COST Action on elexicography, where she organises her first event on this topic in April 2016; further are planned to follow. Eveline with her working group (other 2 representatives are members of the project team) are pushing forward Citizen Science in Digital Humanities in the Austrian Academy of Sciences and want to open up for Networking, Collaboration and mutal learning.
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The project exploreAT! is a cultural heritage project, based on a 100-year old collection for a dialectal dictionary. In a explorative way of scholarship we want to establish a trendsetting infrastructure for hetereogenous data (WP1), discuss cultural issues, new lexicography and establish semantic structures (WP2), develop visual analysis tools and games for citizens (WP3), explore possible collaborations with citizens on as much levels as possible (WP4). The Citizen Science part of the project is about to start this year; first months were used for the preparation of WP1.
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not now; social media is planned.