ENROLLER: An Enhanced Repository for Language and Literature Researchers

The Enroller project worked to 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, the project was an experiment in addressing the needs of the language and literature research communities by bringing together existing data to create an enhanced, interoperable resource. The project was 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.

The project experimented with seamless, secure and integrated access to such resources, pointing the way towards enabling research between and across different types of literary and linguistic data while harnessing powerful e-Science services and data analysis tools. The project used security-driven service delivery and targeted analysis and collaboration tools in a unified framework, through single sign-on to federated resources with advanced authorisation.

The project facilitated pilots of eScience research in the languages and literatures of the UK, and provided a model for other large-scale interoperable digital humanities repositories. It was under active development from 2009 to 2011.

Lead Institution: University of Glasgow