Research data in the humanities needs to be sustainable, and access to digital resources must be possible over a long period. Only if these prerequisites are fulfilled can research data be used as a source for new projects. Reliability is another fundamental requirement so that digital sources can be cited, reused, and quoted. The Data and Service Center for the Humanities, located in Switzerland, aims to help solve this problem. It offers a centralized infrastructure based on flexible and extensible software, modern technologies, and open standards. This makes it straightforward to migrate existing humanities research project databases with limited life spans to a standards-based form for long-term preservation and reuse. We will demonstrate the basic concepts behind this proposed solution and our initial results.

SWITCH offers collaboratively developed ICT solutions that empower users in and beyond the academic world to achieve leading edge results in a globally competitive environment.

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The Digital Humanities Laboratory was founded by Professor Frédéric Kaplanin 2012. It develops new computational approaches for rediscovering the past and anticipating the future. The projects conducted at the lab range from the reconstruction of ancient cities to the algorithms influence in writing. The Venice Time Machine is the DHLAB flagship project, in partnership with Ca’ Foscari University. It aspires to digitize 1000 years of historical records and make them accessible. The DHLAB trains a new generation of digital humanists, developing innovative educational programs as well as didactic technologies.

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The Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) is committed to a unified, low-threshold and long-term access to discipline-specific reference data crucial to art historical research in Switzerland. It includes the translation and provision of relevant thesauri, such as the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) in three national languages, as well as their implemention in research environments and collection management systems.

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FORS is the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. FORS implements large-scale national and international surveys, offers data and research information services to researchers and academic institutions, and conducts methodological and thematic research.

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The "Data Life-Cycle Management" (DLCM), was launched to catch up with the new directives in research data management required by funding agencies and publishers. The DLCM project involves eight partners institutions. It was initiated on September 1st, 2015 following a two-year period of maturation. Given that each partner institution has already major issues in data management to resolve, the involved national funding program provided us with the just-in-time opportunity to gather our respective forces and to grapple with this important and complex topic so as to serve the whole Swiss research community.

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The "National Infrastructure for Editions – Infrastructure Nationale pour les Éditions" (NIE - INE) is a project funded by the Swissuniversities' program "Scientific information: access, processing and safeguarding" that has been submitted by the FEE Forum für Edition und Erschliessung. The University of Basel and its partners in Berne, Geneva and Zurich, together with the University Library of Basel and the Central Library of Zurich, receive 2.36 million Swiss francs of more than 5.26 million Swiss francs of total budget.

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