LINDH is a research center on Digital Humanities at UNED that works as a hub for innovation, consultancy and training intended for researchers and projects in Spanish.
The current situation of research on Humanities suffers from the following lacks:
- Researchers on Humanities lack suitable infrastructures in their workplace and research centers in order to develop new technological projects.
- Humanists have few possibilities to get specific technical training applying to their concrete field, and that training is quite commonly based on self-learning.
- The current structure at universities and research centres hinders the creation of interdisciplinary, hybrid teams where the collaboration between technicians and humanists can be promoted to achieve a real interaction between both fields.
- Generally speaking, the team of humanists hires the services of a company or external technician who are unrelated to the research topic, consequently paying an outrageous amount of money just because of this lack of connection between both disciplines.
- There is no interaction between the different research teams on Digital Humanities. They do not share information about their tolos and, hence, small-scale interoperability protocols are scarce.