The human sciences are central in the development of a networked
society that uses multilingual and multicultural technology.
Humanities computing is not just an 'application' of computer
science, but humanities scholars are at the forefront of developments.
Education authorities and universities must recognize that
advanced computing in the humanities is important for the future of education
and society, by making this a focus in strategy plans and budget allocations.
All actors in society, including the commercial and academic
world, ought to cooperate - across borders - in making humanities
resources available, developing workable standards, resolving copyright
issues, and raising the quality of humanities computing, also in less developed