Category Archives: Open Access

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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Show me your data: Scholarly notes, public expectations

The “Show Me Your Data” session proposal from THATCamp CHNM 2012 summarized the open research notes movement this way: There has been some move in research to not just publish papers with the final results but to also release the raw data sets and even software for other researchers to verify the results and further […]

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