1st Edition

Access and Control in Digital Humanities

Edited By Shane Hawkins Copyright 2021
    300 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    300 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Access and Control in Digital Humanities explores a range of important questions about who controls data, who is permitted to reproduce or manipulate data, and what sorts of challenges digital humanists face in making their work accessible and useful.

    Contributors to this volume present case studies and theoretical approaches from their experience with applications for digital technology in classrooms, museums, archives, in the field and with the general public. Offering potential answers to the issues of access and control from a variety of perspectives, the volume  acknowledges that access is subject to competing interests of a variety of stakeholders. Museums, universities, archives, and some communities all place claims on how data can or cannot be shared through digital initiatives and, given the collaborative nature of most digital humanities projects, those in the field need to be cognizant of the various and often competing interests and rights that shape the nature of access and how it is controlled.

    Access and Control in Digital Humanities will be of interest to researchers, academics and graduate students working in a variety of fields, including digital humanities, library and information science, history, museum and heritage studies, conservation, English literature, geography and legal studies.

    1. Introduction: access and control in digital humanities

    Shane Hawkins

    Part I. Access, Control, and DH in Academia

    2. From Stone to Screen: the built-in obsolescence of digitization

    Kaitlyn Solberg, Lisa Tweten, Chelsea A. M. Gardner

    3. Digital humanities and a new research culture: between promoting and practicing open research data

    Urszula Pawlicka-Deger

    Part II. Networks of Access and Control

    4. Computational ontologies for accessing, controlling, and disseminating knowledge in the cultural heritage sector: a case study

    John Roberto Rodríguez

    5. Digital approaches to the ‘Big Ancient Mediterranean’

    Ryan Horne

    6. Questioning authority: creation, use, and distribution of linked data in digital humanities

    Lindsay Kistler Mattock & Anu Thapa

    Part III. Access, Control and Immersive Media

    7. Visuality as historical experience: immersive multi-directional narrative in the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project

    Ellen Sebring

    8. Architectonic connections: virtual reconstruction to disseminate understanding of South and Southeast Asian temples

    David Beynon and Sambit Datta

    9. Postscript on the Ctrl+Alt society: protocols for locative media

    Brian Greenspan

    Part IV. Access, Control, and Indigenous Knowledge

    10. Cross-cultural collaborations in the digital world: a case study from the Great Lakes Research Alliance’s Knowledge Sharing Database

    Heidi Bohaker, Mia McKie, Lisa Truong, Kate Higginson

    11. Issues and intersections of Indigenous knowledge protection and copyright for DH

    Kim Paula Nayyer

    Part V. Access, Control, and the Law

    12. The open access spectrum: redefining the access discourse for the electronic editions of literary works

    Setsuko Yokoyama

    13. Ownership, copyright, and the ethics of the unpublished

    Emily C. Friedman

    14. Digital humanities research under United States and European copyright laws: evolving frameworks

    Erik Ketzan & Paweł Kamocki

    15. Trust is good, control is better? The GDPR and control over personal data in digital humanities research

    Paweł Kamocki


    Shane Hawkins is the Director of the College of the Humanities and Associate Professor in Greek and Roman Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario