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… completed her studies in German Language and Literature at the University of Vienna with a doctoral thesis on multilingualism in the works of Peter Handke. She gained experience in working with archival material in a digital context in online projects on Peter Handke and Ernst Jandl, which inspired her interest in standardization and preservation of (meta)data, digitization processes, and the semantic web’s potential benefits for the arts and humanities. Her research focuses on contemporary literature, digital editing / text encoding, and digital legal issues.
At the ACDH-CH, she works in the area of Infrastructures and teaching. She is involved in CLARIN, DARIAH and dha activities. In DARIAH-EU, she co-chairs the working group on Ethics and Legality in Digital Arts and Humanities (ELDAH). In addition, she coordinates the ACDH-CH’s licensing and legal issues taskforce. She is the ACDH-CH coordinator of the Karl Kraus Legal Papers project and lead of the Consent Form Wizard project.
Vanessa is actively pursuing Open Science. She was a Wikimedia Germany Open Science Fellow in 2017/18, working on the project Handke: in Zungen. In 2017, she won the Open Minds Award (Category: Female) for her work on the TEI Abstracts App. She is a member of the Open Science Network Austria (OANA) and its core team and is developing and teaching a university course on Open Science at the University of Vienna and Wikiversity.