Aggregating Cultural Heritage Data for Research Use: the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI)

  • Deb Verhoeven
  • Toby BurrowsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 544)


This paper looks at the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), a service which aggregates data from thirty Australian data sources and makes them available for use by researchers across the humanities and creative arts. We discuss the methods used by HuNI to aggregate data, as well as the conceptual framework which has shaped the design of HuNI’s Data Model around six core entity types. Two of the key functions available to users of HuNI – building collections and creating links – are discussed, together with their design rationale.


Data aggregation Humanities Creative arts Social linking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Communication and Creative ArtsDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Digital HumanitiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.School of HumanitiesUniversity of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia

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