Proposing a contribution

If you have training materials, or events that you would like to contribute to DARIAH Campus, you can do so in a number of ways.

View the flowchart below to see what kind of resource you want to contribute.

Which DARIAH-Campus Resource?

Once you know what kind of contribution you’d like to make, you can click to the appropriate instructions in the navigation panel in this section.

Learning resource

External resource

Proposing an external resource

Many projects now develop training and education materials as part of their outputs. If your project developed and published online training materials that you would like to be made available via the DARIAH-Campus discover layer, then we ask you to provide a structured abstract with the following information:

Title: Title of the resource.
Date: Date of publication.
Teaser description (<100 words): A short description of the resource in fewer than 100 words.
Detailed description (<300 words): A description of the resource in fewer than 300 words.
Author: The author(s) of the resource.
Contributors: Any other contributors to the resource.
Editors: Any editors (if required)
Lead project / Lead institution: The name of the project or lead institution that created the resource.
Keywords: As many keywords as are relevant for the resource.
Domain: A field of science or expertise covered by the resource.
Competence level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

This information will be used to generate the most accurate possible metadata and tags for the external resource in DARIAH-Campus.

Your External Resource will be reviewed, and once approved by the DARIAH-Campus team, it will be published on DARIAH-Campus.

Hosted resource

Proposing a hosted resource

If you have a set or compilation of training materials that you would like to be hosted on DARIAH-Campus, then we’d love to hear from you. As a first step, we ask you to provide a structured abstract with the following information:

Title: Title of the resource.
Detailed description (<300 words): A description of the resource in fewer than 300 words.
Author: The author(s) of the resource.
Contributors: Any other contributors to the resource.
Editors: Any editors (if required).
Lead project / Lead institution: The name of the project or lead institution that created the resource.
Keywords: As many keywords as are relevant for the resource.
Domain: A field of science or expertise covered by the resource.
Competence level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
Technology requirements: Any specific technology or software needed to create/use the resource.
Anticipated time of delivery: An estimated time for the completion of the resource to help with the planning process.

This information will be used to generate the most accurate possible metadata and tags for the course in DARIAH-Campus.

Upon receiving this information, we will get in touch to discuss the development of your proposed material and to invite you to submit.

If you are NOT familiar with GitHub, we recommend you follow the steps in the GitHub Workflow to help get you set up and guide you through the initial stages of creating content.

Go to GitHub Workflow

Pathfinder

Proposing a pathfinder

If you would like to contribute a Pathfinder, please contact us via the DARIAH Helpdesk with a structured abstract, including the following information:

Title: Title of the Pathfinder.
Detailed description (<300 words): A description of the resource in fewer than 300 words.
Author: The author(s) of the resource.
Contributors: Any other contributors to the resource.
Editors: Any editors (if required)
Keywords: As many keywords as are relevant for the resource.
Domain: A field of science or expertise covered by the resource.
Anticipated time of delivery: An estimated time for the completion of the resource to help with the planning process.

The DARIAH-Campus team will then get back to you with any comments and/or questions and a formal invitation to submit your material for review.

Developing a pathfinder

DARIAH-Campus operates a community review system for our Pathfinders in order to bring the broadest possible range of perspectives to each topic. Authors are asked to send their Pathfinder to the DARIAH-Campus team as a Word document, and it will be uploaded to GoogleDocs for comments from the community. Each Pathfinder will remain open for four weeks, or until the author(s) are satisfied that the review process is complete. There is no prescribed format for DARIAH-Campus Pathfinders: both the form and content will be determined by their topic, function, and audience. However, we ask that your review document:

  • Provides the basic metadata: provide the title, author(s) and contributor(s) name(s), and keywords at the top of the document (as outlined above).
  • Has an introduction: stating the purpose of the resource and what kinds of tools, information, bibliographical material, websites, etc that it brings together. Outline the structure of the resource and make it clear what the reader should learn from/get from it.
  • Is broken down into manageable sections, organised under structuring headings, with a table of contents provided. Each section should provide curated links to relevant tools; websites; readings; and other resources, with contextualising interpretation, explanation, and/or narration.

Once any reviews or revisions have been completed, the Pathfinder will be hosted and version-controlled in a GitHub repository, and available on DARIAH-Campus.

We ask you to convert your Pathfinder into Markdown for publication. Text must be provided in a text editor such as Atom, TextWrangler, TextEdit, or Notepad++ rather than in a word processor such as MS Word.

If you are NOT familiar with GitHub, we recommend you follow the steps in the GitHub Workflow to help get you set up and guide you through the initial stages of creating content.

Go to GitHub Workflow

Event

In a recent report, it was found that the majority of the training contributions made to DARIAH by its members were events (face-to-face workshops, lectures, university courses or summer schools). DARIAH-Campus can support the ‘capture’ of events such as these and host the outputs from them to ensure they are available for future users.

To help with this process, we have provided below some guidelines for making training materials for face-to-face events available online with DARIAH-Campus.

We encourage contributions of digital materials from face-to-face training that are of maximum use to learners, whether they were in attendance at the event or not. Slideshows, photographs, and videos, whilst forming a record of an event’s existence, can lack vital contextualising information. Thus, they often lose some of their effectiveness online. With this in mind, for summer schools; conferences; and other larger-scale events we have created a template that situates these materials within as much contextual information as possible (such as abstracts; collaboratively-taken notes; other multimedia; contact details etc).

We recommend that you draft up the structure and content of the contextualising information in Word or Google Docs before moving to Step 2, unless you are comfortable with writing directly in Markdown.

We ask you to convert your Event Outputs into Markdown for publication. Text must be provided in a text editor such as Atom, TextWrangler, TextEdit, or Notepad++ rather than in a word processor such as MS Word.

If you are NOT familiar with GitHub, we recommend you follow the steps in the GitHub Workflow to help get you set up and guide you through the initial stages of creating content.

Go to GitHub Workflow