ENROLLER: An Enhanced Repository for Language and Literature Researchers

The Enroller project will provide an integrated online repository to enhance available electronic resources in the study of language and literature. Funded by JISC and based at the University of Glasgow, we aim to address the needs of the language and literature research communities by bringing together existing data to create an enhanced, interoperable resource. The project is a collaboration between the National e-Science Centre (NeSC), the University of Glasgow STELLA Project, the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) and Scottish Language Dictionaries Limited (SLD), with other partners from commerce and higher education.

In doing so, the portal will provide seamless, secure and integrated access to such resources, enabling research between and across different types of literary and linguistic data while harnessing powerful e-Science services and data analysis tools. We will use security-driven service delivery and targeted analysis and collaboration tools in a unified framework to create this greatly-enhanced research repository. This will be achieved through supporting single sign-on to federated resources with advanced authorisation tailored to researcher interests and needs through a user-driven language and literature portal.

We hope to thus facilitate a broad spectrum of research in the languages and literatures of the UK, and to provide a model for other large-scale interoperable digital humanities repositories. The project will be under active development from 2009 to 2011.

Lead Institution: University of Glasgow
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/enroller
Twitter: @EnrollerProject