Category Archives: Copyright

Session proposal: A solid definition of “open” – – the Open Knowledge Foundation’s “Open Definition”

Let’s face it: intellectual property is confusing, and the concept of “open” is even more confusing. I’ve had collection directors assert that if they make low-resolution thumbnail images of their collections available online then they have satisfied the requirements of “open access.” The Open Knowledge Foundation has published a working definition of what open means, […]

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Participatory DH

In a recent essay, “Critical Theory and the Mangle of Digital Humanities,” Todd Presner identifies as the core Utopian idea of the Digital Humanities, “participation without condition.” For Presner this concept begins with how DH is making the walls of the academy porous through its “conceiving of scholarship in ways that foundationally involve community partners, cultural […]

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