Centre for Computing in the Humanities 2009
Leveraging Shared Infrastructure and Expertise to Develop Digital Projects in an Academic Department
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) at King’s College London, an academic department focused on the advancement of the digital humanities, engages in a wide variety of research projects that often lead to the creation of electronic scholarly outputs. Using a model that is rare among humanities departments, CCH supplements government and institutional funding for research and teaching with a remarkable number of outside research grants and with revenue generated through knowledge transfer activities that leverage the department’s expertise to provide consulting and development services to the broader community outside the department. This case study explores some of the advantages that CCH enjoys through leveraging shared human and technical infrastructure for the benefit of multiple projects, and it discusses some of the implications of creating digital resources in a research-focused rather than a user-focused context.
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