The Irish Government has recently announced (Word doc) four-years worth of funding, totally around £2.5m (3.5m Euro) for a Digital Humanities Observatory to manage and co-ordinate the increasingly complex e-resources created in the arts and humanities.

Initiatives like this in Ireland, the Digital Humanities Initiative in the States and the German development of digitisation infrastructure all rather put the AHRC’s decision to end funding of the UK’s AHDS to shame.