The ACDH-CH offers a broad portfolio of services to support the application of digital methods and tools in the humanities. We cooperate with researchers and research teams within and outside the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
To ensure adequate support of projects, it is crucial for the ACDH-CH to be involved right from the planning phase.
Our services cover the whole lifecycle of a research project:
Before the project:
preliminary consulting and support in the project proposal stage
During the project:
data management including modelling, curation, processing and presentation as well as development of bespoke applications according to the project plan
After the project:
long-term preservation of project data, maintenance of the services and applications developed
After a free initial consultation, costs are calculated in person months according to the OeAW salary scheme depending on the effort and complexity of the work to be performed by the ACDH-CH, for which sufficient resources need to be allocated in project budgets.
To get in touch please contact us via acdh-helpdesk(at)oeaw.ac.at
Legal issues might affect your project when you are dealing with data or software protected either by copyright, personal data protection or licenses. For more information on legal aspects you will be able to find a general introduction into the most common topics and concepts here.
If you are interested in using the facilities and equipment of the ACDH-CH Digitization Centre please contact acdh_digitization(at)oeaw.ac.at.
We offer support in collecting, organizing, and accessing large quantities of data by
In addition to its data-related services, the ACDH-CH also provides corresponding technical solutions.
The ACDH-CH’s software products are generally specialized digital tools allowing the production, description, visualization, annotation and analysis of a wide range of data types. The institute strives to provide optimal software solutions while trying to keep development and maintenance costs to a minimum. The team continuously evaluates existing solutions to expand its portfolio of services, but also engages in the customized adaptation of available open-access software or the development of new, bespoke solutions, tailored to the specific data models and needs of the project and users.
Besides developing software, we also host applications on our servers, collaborating to this end with the Computing Centre of the Academy (ARZ).
The services aim to support the following phases of the research process:
- download of the raw data
- REST API service
- SPARQL endpoint to query RDF data
- download of metadata
The ACDH-CH takes care of
For preservation and sharing of digital or digitized data resources you can find more information on ARCHE - A Research Centre for the HumanitiEs or contact us.