Between January 2019 and April 2022 SSHOC will deliver a series of services and tools for daily use by SSH researchers. The timeline indicates their earliest availability. Scroll down to browse the catalogue.
The RESTORE Data Integration Suite is a toolbox supporting Memory, Cultural, Research institutions and citizen scientists with an interest in historical sources from archives, libraries, and museum collections in the creation of a FAIR digital ecosystem for Humanities Research, fostering semantic interoperability of cataloguing standards and research data opening and sharing.
Cultural and scientific data cannot be understood without knowledge about the provenance (the origin, context or history). Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance metadata are data describing objects, people, places, times which are causally related by events. They are event centric and must be described in a historical order to ensure that there are no references to non-existent (non-recorded) events or objects.
A database of survey questionnaires’ texts. The first version is compiled from questionnaires from the of European Social Survey (ESS) and the European Values Study (EVS) in the English source language and their translations into Catalan, Czech, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
The Audio Survey Experiment provides guidelines describing how to integrate the collection of digital language data into the traditional social sciences data collection process and provides audio transcript data which can be analysed with the help of natural language processing tools.
A registry of (meta)data conversion services featuring the most relevant SSH (meta)data formats and encompassing links to services, format recommendations for increasing interoperability, software recommendations, and a software library. Selected conversion tools will be created where necessary.
Based on the already functional CLARIN VCR, the VCR service will enable researchers to create integrated, coherent sets of links to digital objects. These virtual collections will provide persistent identifiers and federated login.
The collection metadata is openly available and accessible via the Virtual Language Observatory.
The repository will be built upon the community-driven open source Dataverse software platform. Its modular design facilitates integration with other data services such as DataCite or ROpenScience, allows for distributed file storage, and supports the development of additional functionality and services.