With the assistance of standard Web services and cloud computing, massive amounts of data can be leased to complement a university's network architecture, and users are allowed to access census data or historical maps through the call of the service provider. Web services such as the Open Archives Initiative for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) create a robust architecture for indexing and searching, complemented by immediate downloadable access to not only documents but also raw research data. For Digital Humanities, pervasive infrastructure grants the possibility to share the entire data sets of research within scholarly community and even on a larger scale.
SOURCE: Burdick, A., Drucker, J., Lunenfeld, P., Pressner, T., & Schnapp, J. (2012). Digital Humanities. Cambridge, MA: Massachuetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digitalhumanities