CLARIAH, the national infrastructure for digital humanities research in the Netherlands, held its Tech Day on Thursday, 30 March 2023, at the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) and Twi-XL was present. The main focus of the day was the current state of the infrastructure, and Anne Kroon, one of the Twi-XL team members, presented the challenges facing ongoing data collection of Twitter data, availability of news content, and extraction of archived web data harvested by KB.

Regular discussions with other digital humanities projects and developers in the Netherlands working on similar topics are necessary to develop a joint infrastructure. By doing so, knowledge and expertise present in the broad field can be harnessed. With this in mind, CLARIAH organizes informal Tech Days every quarter, where participants can discuss technical solutions, possibilities, preconditions, and choices when developing a joint infrastructure.

Twi-XL’s participation in CLARIAH’s Tech Day provided a valuable opportunity to showcase our work and engage in productive discussions with other infrastructure projects and developers in the Netherlands. Collaborations like these are crucial to the development of a comprehensive digital research infrastructure for the SSH domain that addresses the diverse needs of researchers in the field.

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