Référence projet : 11-EQPX-0013
RST : Marin DACOS
Etablissement Coordinateur : Université d'Aix-Marseille
Région du projet : Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Discipline : 6 - SHS
Aide de l'ANR 7 007 200 euros
Investissement couvrant la période de mars 2012 à décembre 2019
The DILOH (Digital Library of Open Humanities) Equipment of Excellence is an international library for open access digital publishing and the digital humanities. The project, which is supported by Aix-Marseille University (AMU) alongside the CNRS, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the University of Avignon, is run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), in partnership with the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD), the Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) Foundation and the Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes (LSIS).
DILOH is based on the observation that the usages of digital technologies within the human and social sciences (HSS) are unequal: the content uploaded has essentially been from journals, leaving to one side books, which are nevertheless often at the top of the publishing hierarchy; minor forms of scientific communication such as blogs have not been taken seriously.
Thus, the editorial practices of the HSS remain marked by the print paradigm and have not yet entered a cycle of innovation enabling them to take advantage of the new possibilities that digital technologies offer. In addition, the international visibility of French research is disadvantaged by the segregation of publishing organizations at the European scale.
DILOH is a response to these observations: the aim is to pursue an ambitious programme for the digitization and dissemination of high-level online works. A further aim is to encourage a new publishing object: the research blog.
DILOH forms part of the open access movement and is based on a new economic model:freemium. Most of the content will be disseminated in open access (free) while specialized services will be available on a commercial basis (preemium). The idea is to move beyond national and language barriers so as to build a highly visible infrastructure of international scope. This will have economic, scientific and societal repercussions.
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