Digital Archiving Resources

Open Access and the Digital Humanities

Title

Open Access and the Digital Humanities

Subject

Digital humanities

Description

Acord defines the digital humanities as humanities interested in expanding their research using digital tools. Rather than being prescriptive, she discusses individual examples. She mentions open access peer-reviewed journals as a more traditional example, mentioning that they are often very visual and incorporate multimedia. She also talks about enhanced publications, which include live footnotes. She then asks how scholars can share less formal work, like notes, book reviews, and academic conversations. She discusses how digital tools allow us to look at a published work alongside its notes, other editions, etc. This “blurs the lines” between what makes a scholarly text and what does not. Digital tools also allow researchers to “see” places rather than just read about them, leading to new discoveries. Blogs allow researchers to share ideas, as well as form new communities. She discusses providing students with open access textbooks. She says that there may be reasons for scholars not to share their research, but having the tools to share it is no longer a valid excuse. She asks how scholars can get credit for sharing with digital tools, particularly for tenure needs, and if these are tools or scholarship themselves.

Creator

Acord, Sophia Kryz

Publisher

UF Libraries

Date

2011

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

UF Library

Type

Video Recording

Identifier

http://www.ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00007555/00009

Bibliographic Citation

Acord, Sophia Kryz. "Open Access and the Digital Humanities." Open Access Week 2011. Recorded on October 26, 2011 in Gainesville, FL. Accessed on February 6, 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJMTsQf5QlU>

Files

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Collection

Citation

Acord, Sophia Kryz, “Open Access and the Digital Humanities,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/41.