Program Director, Academic Libraries & Information Systems
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Department of Physical Geography
University of Freiburg
Managing Director, Trier Center for Digital Humanities
University of Trier
University of Trier
Tambora.org as a New Tool for Collaborative Work in Historical Climatology and Environmental History (Glaser, Vogt)
Tambora.org is a virtual research environment (VRE) enabling collaborative work on the interpretation of climate and environmental information derived from historical sources. The open access VRE facilitates the sustainable storage and exchange of data among researchers. Furthermore it stimulates analysis, comparison and synthesis to derive new insights from raw data. The key information to be stored within the system is the original text quotation together with a bibliographic reference, place, time and coded information on climate and environment derived from the quote. To ensure the acknowledgment of the scientific work, all integrated data collections are citable by a DOI (digital object identifier).
FuD: A Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (Burch, Rommelfanger)
The FuD system integrates collecting, analyzing, publishing and archiving components to a virtual research environment for the humanities. Since 2004, the FuD system has been developed as a joint project of Humanities and Computer Sciences at the University of Trier (Collaborative Research Center 600 “Strangers and Poor People,” Trier Center for Digital Humanities). It has supported interdisciplinary cooperation in up to 30 research projects from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The system and its development have incorporated their respective analytical methods as well as their special data requirements. Several projects at universities and research institutions throughout Europe are currently using the FuD research environment for their scientific work processes.