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1st Edition

Access and Control in Digital Humanities

Edited By

Shane Hawkins

ISBN 9781032004396
Published May 14, 2021 by Routledge
300 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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