TextGrid - Vernetzte Forschungsumgebung in den eHumanities - Project details


The joint project TextGrid aims to support access to and exchange of data in the arts and humanities by means of modern information technology (the grid). In 2006 development began on a web-based platform, one which will provide services and tools for researchers for analysis of text data in various digital archives - independently of data format, location and software.

TextGrid serves as a virtual research environment for philologists, linguists, musicologists and art historians. As a single point of entry to the virtual research environment, TextGridLab provides integrated access to specialized tools, services and content. TextGridRep is a long-term archive for research data in the humanities embedded in a grid infrastructure, which will ensure availability and access to its research data as well as interoperability. The joint research project TextGrid is part of the D-Grid initiative, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the period starting June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2012 (reference number: 01UG0901A).

The role of the University of Goettingen, Goettingen State and University Library (Project Management):

Main Responsibilities: development of digital research infrastructures (TextGrid Repository, WP1) and project management (WP8).

Expertise: sustainable organisation with focus on long-term preservation of analog and digital academical objects; enduring appropriation of research infrastructure and services; experience in managing consortial projects.

Current TextGrid Projects: development of research data archives (WissGrid, BMBF), development of research infrastructures for the humanities (DARIAH, EU), development of publication infrastructures (Driver, EU).



Project staff at the SUB Göttingen

SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Nadja Grupe, Teresa von Jan, Maren Köhlmann, Nils Lindenberg, Felix Lohmeier, Dr. Heike Neuroth, Sibylle Söring