Working Group Meeting GiST - What does the Standardization Survival Kit (SSK) tells us about Humanities Data?
Klaus Illmayer  1@  , Marie Puren  2@  , Charles Riondet  3@  
1 : Austrian Academy of Sciences  (OeAW)  -  Website
Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien -  Austria
2 : CNRS
3 : Inria-EPFL
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique

First of all we like to give an introduction to the Standardization Survival Kit (SSK)[1]. This will be an open session, where everyone can join. We will explain the mission of the SSK with a focus on research scenarios that deal with humanities data (textual resources, archaeological data, digitization processes, etc.). The SSK is a way to promote the use of standards and supports researchers to find documentation, guidelines, and examples for digital research use cases. The SSK can be found online at, its documentation is available at

We also like to give some insights into the already existing scenarios of the SSK and how humanities data is represented there, by presenting the current status of the SSK scenarios landscape and focusing on examples relevant for the DARIAH communities. We expect some discussion on this, so that the WG GiST can integrate feedback in the working plan.

The second part of the meeting is about shaping the working plan of the WG GiST and discussing the integration of the SSK in the activities of the WG GiST. This will also cover sustainability, curation, and expanding of the SSK, in particular by the creation of a dynamic users' community. We also like to discuss the integration of the SSK in the SSHOC marketplace. People who like to join the WG are very welcome.


Charles Riondet also proposed a poster on the SSK. It would be great If our WG meeting is after the poster presentation, so that we can directly invite interested people to join the WG meeting at least for the first part.



(for a 2 hours meeting)

0:00 - 1:00 Introduction of the SSK and discussion on the representation of humanities data in the SSK

1:00 - 1:30 Integration of the SSK in the WG GiST

1:30 - 2:00 Discussing and finalizing working plan of the WG GiST for 2019/2020


List of participants

WG chairs: Klaus Illmayer, Marie Puren, Charles Riondet

VCC3 head: Tomasz Parkoła

WG members: we expect that at least two other members of the WG are present

We also expect that some interested people join at least the introduction of the SSK. There will be also a poster on the SSK, so maybe it makes sense that the WG meeting is after the poster presentation, so that we can directly invite interested people to join the WG meeting. Everyone is also invited to join the second part of the WG meeting with more internal topics to discuss. It would be great if the meeting helps us in engaging new members for the WG.



[1] The Standardization Survival Kit (SSK) is an open tool, developed by the PARTHENOS project and supported by the WG GiST, that helps researchers choose standards and best practices for the application of digital methods. Build up on the idea of providing research scenarios, it establishes a low-barrier entry point to get an overview on used standards in different research fields.

Online user: 1