HuNi website launched

20 November 2012

Recording Australia's rich cultural heritage.

The new website for the HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) Project has gone live.

Researchers across Australia and worldwide now have ready access to information about the project, which will create the first national online research community around Australia’s cultural datasets.

These datasets comprise more than two million authoritative records relating to the people, objects and events that make up the country’s rich heritage.

The website marks the completion of Phase 2 of the HuNI project, which commenced on July 1st, 2012 and runs until December 2013.

Boasting a bright, clean design, it explains the aims of the project and introduces the team and project partners.

It also features the HuNI blog, which will provide regular updates as the project grows.

In addition, it lists a selection of key local and international events of interest to the community and offers three easy ways to get involved in the project.

The HuNI Project is using linked Open Data technology to integrate 28 of Australia's most important cultural datasets into a ’virtual laboratory’.

The HuNI Virtual Lab will facilitate specialist research, and allow researchers from different disciplines to share their findings and uncover new insights into Australia’s cultural landscape. HuNi is one of the first large-scale eResearch infrastructure projects for the humanities in Australia and the first national, cross-disciplinary virtual laboratory worldwide.

The HuNI project is a partnership between 13 organisations and is led by Deakin University.

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