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Making Public | Save the Date: Urgent Publishing Conference in May!
Liberation comes with its downsides: while the availability of publishing technologies have helped bring different voices onto the stage, connect new communities and identify hegemonic intersections of power, they have also played a role in bringing about what is known as the ‘post-truth era’. The scale and scope of once emergent publishing practices have exploded, leaving a disenchanted public to scavenge the rubble of breaking fake news stories, information pollution and broken links. Speed and availability of publications may have increased, but the quality of the information presented and of its containers lags behind.

Publishers, writers, researchers, designers and developers need new strategies for urgent publishing. A critical set of discourses, practices and productions to intervene in the public debate with high-quality information that can be issued in a timely manner and that will reach the desired audiences. The development of such a toolbox of strategies has been the focus of diverse critical cultures that have interacted and experimented with publishing in the last two decades. Concentrated efforts directed towards furthering these practices within the context of the current information age will open up robust futures for a publishing domain that remains forever emergent – and urgent.
publishing  digitalhumanities  socialnetworking  education 
february 2019 by juliusbeezer
The Digital-Humanities Bust - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A similar shortfall is evident when digital humanists turn to straight literary criticism. "Distant reading," a method of studying novels without reading them, uses computer scanning to search for "units that are much smaller or much larger than the text" (in Franco Moretti’s words) — tropes, at one end, genres or systems, at the other...
Distant readers are not wrong to say that no human being can possibly read the 3,346 novels that Matthew L. Jockers, an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, has machines do in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (University of Illinois Press, 2013). But they never really say why they think computers can. Compared with the brute optical scanning of distant reading, human reading is symphonic — a mixture of subliminal speaking, note-taking, savoring, and associating.
reading  digitalhumanities  corpus  humanities  funny 
october 2017 by juliusbeezer
Guardian’s "WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies" Documentary:
Completely obscures the fact that David Leigh was responsible for the publication of the unredacted cables, and says that this was an incomprehensible and reprehensible decision made by WikiLeaks.
Does not disclose that David Leigh violated a written legal agreement between WikiLeaks and The Guardian that the material would not be passed to third parties (The New York Times), published before the publishing date, or be kept in an insecure manner. David Leigh has admitted that he deliberately went behind the editor (and his brother-in-law) Alan Rusbridger’s back to break the agreement, inorder to try to avoid liability for breach of contract, in a case study by Columbia University:
security  wikileaks  guardian  journalism  informationmastery  digitalhumanities  digitarightsmanagement 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
Digital literacy can be an insurgency | Bryan Alexander
digitally literate students make stuff and share it. This leads to instability for the same reasons that free expression often does – powerful institutions and other people may experience speech or art that appalls them. For example, a fine student of mine circa 2000 wrote a religion class research paper about homoeroticism and Christ, then published it on the web. This didn’t go over well with every inhabitant of that Bible belt state.

It’s easy to think of other examples. Professors can publish sites criticizing their institution. Activists can use social media to share thoughts and plan actions. A well-timed and -done YouTube video can arouse passions.

This is where social (or “soft”) skills really come in. That’s where digital literacy should encourage students to think about the affordances and implications of making and sharing, of critique.
socialmedia  informationmastery  digitalhumanities 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think
The main point I want to make is that you, dear reader, are almost certainly in the top category of computer skills, level 3. In the United States, only 5% of the population has these high computer skills. In Australia and the UK 6% are at this level; in Canada and across Northern Europe the number increases to 7%; Singapore and Japan are even better with a level-3 percentage of 8%.

Overall, people with strong technology skills make up a 5–8% sliver of their country’s population, whatever rich country they may be coming from. Go back to the OECD’s definition of the level-3 skills, quoted above. Consider defining your goals based on implicit criteria. Or overcoming unexpected outcomes and impasses while using the computer. Or evaluating the relevance and reliability of information in order to discard distractors. Do these sound like something you are capable of? Of course they do.

What’s important is to remember that 95% of the population in the United States (93% in Northern Europe; 92% in rich Asia) cannot do these things.

You can do it; 92%–95% of the population can’t.
software  psychology  authoritarianism  informationmastery  digitalhumanities 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
Don't Just Build It, They Probably Won't Come: Data Sharing and the Social Life of Data in the Historical Quantitative Social Sciences | International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
According to the research, the main hindrances to data sharing in history and related fields are as follows:

• Institutional repositories are perceived to exist to serve the institution and funding bodies, rather than the individual.9

• An institutional repository is not seen as a prestigious outlet for data publication and faculty are not convinced that their work will receive adequate exposure.10

• Not all disciplines have a tradition of using repositories.11

• Depositors are concerned about copyright, plagiarism, and intellectual property rights.12

• Younger scholars share data at low rates due to standards for career advancement that require publication in prestige journals.13

• Depositors find it difficult to contend with restrictive data consistency requirements and incompatible data types.14

• Repositories have inadequate preservation infrastructure and make it difficult to update data.15

• Depositing data requires too much time and effort, and there is a technical learning curve to use repositories properly.16

To summarize, the largest barrier to data sharing in history and related fields is the fear of loss of control over data and the subsequent potential loss of reputation related to data authorship.17
repositories  history  digitalhumanities  opendata 
november 2016 by juliusbeezer
Facebook, Google, Twitter et al need to be champions for media literacy – Medium

While I strongly believe Facebook should hire some human editors to downgrade deceit — the algorithm-only approach has visibly failed — I’m leery of pushing them a lot further down a path we may all regret. But there are specific, positive steps they can take that don’t put them in the dangerous — for us as well as them — position of being the editors of the Internet, which too many people seem to be demanding right now.

What are those positive steps? In a nutshell, help their users upgrade themselves.

They can help their users develop skills that are absolutely essential: namely how to be critical thinkers in an age of nearly infinite information sources — how to evaluate and act on information when so much of what we see is wrong, deceitful, or even dangerous. Critical thinking means, in this context, media literacy.

What is media literacy? From my perspective, it’s the idea that people should not be passive consumers of media, but active users who understand and rely on key principles and tactics.

Among them: When we are reading (in the broadest sense of the work, to include listening, watching, etc.) we have to be relentlessly skeptical of everything. But not equally skeptical of everything; we have to use judgment. We have to ask our own questions, and range widely in our reading — especially to places where are biases will be challenged
facebook  news  attention  digitalhumanities  informationmastery 
november 2016 by juliusbeezer
Language Log » Digital scholarship and cultural ideology
Allington et al. give a plausible account of the history of computational text analysis in the humanities. Their narrative is oriented towards literary studies, without much discussion of fields like history, archeology and musicology; and there's room to argue about their choice of people and works to feature. But from my perspective outside the field, they have cause and effect reversed. Digital Humanities is not a top-down neo-liberal conspiracy aimed at a corporatist restructuring of literary studies. Rather, it's the natural and inevitable response of students and younger scholars to the opportunities afforded by new technologies, entirely comparable to the consequences of the invention of printing...

From a historical point of view, at least, this is simply false. People began using computers in humanities research pretty much as soon as computers existed, and they did this because they wanted to get their work done more easily.
digitalhumanities  history  internet  scholarly 
july 2016 by juliusbeezer
Introducing Data to the Open Access Debate: OBP’s Business Model (Part Two) | Open Book Publishers
our titles are presently receiving an average of around 5000 visits per year, and there is little evidence that this rate falls off over the seven years of data we have collected. It seems reasonable to hypothesise that our titles are likely to receive around 50,000 visits in their first ten years of publication (about the length of the publishing life-cycle of a legacy-published title). This is two orders of magnitude higher than the sales estimated for legacy publications.

Okay, sales are not the same as readers, and printed publications may well receive more readers than sales. But still, two orders of magnitude is – well – a lot! It suggests that the legacy publications are failing to reach around 99% of interested readers. And, as we shall see in the next part, our titles are achieving roughly the same sales as legacy publications in any case.
openaccess  ebooks  business  publishing  digitalhumanities 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Editors’ Choice: Introducing Git-Lit
One of the more interesting Git corpus projects I became aware of following this discussion is GITenberg. Led by Seth Woodworth, the project scrapes a text from Project Gutenberg, initializes a git repository for it, adds README and CONTRIBUTING files generated from the text’s metadata, and uploads the resulting repository to GitHub. They have gitified around 43,000 works this way. The project also converts Project Gutenberg vanilla plain text into ASCIIDOC—a good example of this is the GITenberg edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is an amazingly ambitious project that holds the promise of wide-ranging applications for editing, versioning, and disseminating literature.

One such application might lie with the 68,000 digital texts recently created by the British Library. James Baker, a digital curator of the British Library, left a comment on my original post, suggesting that the method I describe might be used to parse and post the Library’s texts. He sent me a few sample texts of the ALTO XML documents that the Stanford Literary Lab had used. I adapted some of the GITenberg code to read these texts, generate README files for them, and turn them into GitHub repositories. I’m provisionally calling this project Git-Lit.
digitalhumanities  corpus  git 
september 2015 by juliusbeezer
Literature is not Data: Against Digital Humanities - The Los Angeles Review of Books
Page and his team subsequently ran into a problem too knotty even for their ever-untangling minds: the literary world. The legal case brought by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers against Google was a revelation, as important, if not as celebrated, as the obscenity trial of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. In the face of the openness and honest labor of engineers, the priestly class closed ranks. Instead of accepting the gift of digitization, the possibility of bringing the wealth of the tradition to the widest possible public for free, literary people immediately set about doing what they do best: vapid, internecine squabbling. The librarians stepped in. Authors wanted to be heard. The situation soon became untenable.

Google’s mistake was listening to all this chatter, respecting it, and actually trying to broker a settlement, which was naturally impossible, like trying to negotiate with a flock of sparrows. In hindsight, perhaps, Google should have followed the law for “fair use” of copyright, come to agreements with the world’s major libraries to provide the Book Search to public institutions in perpetuity, and stepped aside.
digitalhumanities  literature  ebooks  google  open 
july 2015 by juliusbeezer
Planned Obsolescence | Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy | Books | NYU Press
Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are facing a range of new ways of working without a clear sense of how to understand and evaluate them.

Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about the academy’s future and an argument for reconceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways. Facing these issues head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick focuses on the technological changes—especially greater utilization of internet publication technologies, including digital archives, social networking tools, and multimedia—necessary to allow academic publishing to thrive into the future. But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin.
sciencepublishing  scholarly  digitalhumanities  archiving  publishing 
april 2015 by juliusbeezer
A look at open digital humanities today |
To facilitate using the materials in the Internet Archive, Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, has developed a package for R which uses the Internet Archive API to search for items, download metadata, and retrieve the associated files. Mullen's Internet Archive R package is available on GitHub.
Learn how to use OpenRefine

Formerly known as Google Refine, OpenRefine is a powerful tool for exploring and cleaning up large data sets. Let's say, for example, that you have a data set that is contains, gender, age, and a favorite book, and you wanted to start analyzing the data for trends. Before you do that, you'd really need to make sure the data is consistent.
digitalhumanities  opensource  R 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Co-operating for gold open access without APCs | Eve | Insights
Consortial and co-operative modes of funding gold OA, however, do not come with these drawbacks but are susceptible to ‘free riders’. In this article, the theoretical backdrop to these models is addressed and the range of current offerings evaluated. Noting that classical economic incentives do not seem to operate in a world of inter-library loans,
openaccess  digitalhumanities  economics  dccomment 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Let Us Now Stand Up for Bastards
we are also intent on resuscitating what we are calling postmedieval and pastmodern forms of publication (from breviary and commentary and florilegium to telegram and liner notes and inter-office memo, from the Book of Hours to the cassette mixtape).[33] Public-ation, then, as also salvage operation, the re-purposing of discarded objects, discarded forms, and discarded genres as a means for maximizing the possibilities for thinking. Forms matter. The forms of thinking matter. In the plural. Again, it is a commitment to excess, and a refusal of all austerity measures. punctum books is not interested either in the maintenance of specific genres or disciplines (is it literary theory? poetry? philosophy? art history? memoir? sociology? cybernetics? speculative fiction? code? who can tell?), and thus we take seriously Derrida’s belief in a university “without condition,” where we maintain that it is the humanities’ singular purpose to protect the right of anyone to publish anything, or as Derrida himself put it, the “principal right to say everything, whether it be under the heading of fiction and the experimentation of knowledge, and the right to say it publicly, to publish it.”[34]
s Derrida reminds us, in Plato’s philosophy it “is often the Foreigner (xenos) who questions. He carries and puts the [intolerable] question,” and thus he is the very “someone who basically has to account for [the very] possibility of sophistry.”[38] The “paternal authority of the logos” is always ready to “disarm” the Foreigner who nevertheless prevails as an important figure of Thought’s (difficult) natality. To welcome this xenos, this Foreigner, invites danger (the guest as enemy, the host as hostage) as well as a way forward, a way out of Authority, out of our settled (overly-professionalized) selves, and toward the wilder shores of vagabond (and free) thought.
breviaires  publishing  theory  freedom  digitalhumanities  philosophy  language 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Open Library of Humanities Submission System - The Ubiquity Press Blog
We’re pleased to announce that the Open Library of Humanities is now open for submissions at the following location: The journal seeks submissions of original research in all areas of the humanities in advance of its launch next year.

As the technology provider for the OLH, Ubiquity Press has been working hard over the past months to ensure the system is ready and able to handle a high volume of submissions and the OLH has appointed a dedicated team of Section Editors to steer these submissions through the peer-review process.
openaccess  humanities  digitalhumanities 
december 2014 by juliusbeezer
Reflections on the Post-Digital Scholar Conference #pdsc14 | scholarly skywritings
conferences on OA can often descend into arguments over the implications of Creative Commons licensing, government mandates and the ‘proper’ definition of openness. PDSC was different in that discussions seemed geared towards issues surrounding content: digital methodologies, the nature of authorship, the future of writing/reading, etc. This for me is the best way to explore Open Access, as a broad, performative approach to new ways of publishing in the digital age
scholarly  digitalhumanities  openaccess  internet 
november 2014 by juliusbeezer
CDC: CDC Keyword
Open is a term used across an array of digital and networked projects and artifacts, from government data initiatives and online teaching materials to software code and digital publishing. While the term has been in use in the contexts of political theory (Popper, 1962a; 1962b), philosophy (Bergson, 1935) and general systems theory (Bertalanffy, 1960) for a long time, contemporary uses of openness are often indebted to the open source software practices of the 1990s and the distinct but related Free Software Movement which preceded it. In this context, open as ‘open source’ was understood as a particular mode of software development (cf. Raymond, 2000) underpinned by ‘permissive’ intellectual property licenses. This legal framework ensured access to the human readable ‘source code’ of a program, thereby allowing anyone to contribute to a software project or to start a new project based on the pre-existing code. Transformations that took place on the web from the early 2000s onwards – variously described as increased participation, collaboration, the flattening of hierarchies, sharing culture, meritocracy, user-generated content, produsage, crowdsourcing, or commons-based peer production – either drew inspiration from the practices of open source software or were retrospectively likened to it, and this has led to a proliferation things described as open. Openness now simultaneously works across legal, technical, organizational, economic, and political registers. It is a core guiding principle of several of the most powerful players on the web (including Google and Facebook) and is increasingly taken up by governments to describe their modus operandi in a world transformed by digital networks. The Digital Humanities, which is here one domain among others, is no different. This from the Digital Humanities Manifesto (2008): “the digital is the realm of the open: open source, open resources, open doors. Anything that attempts to close this space should be recognized for what it is: the enemy.”
open  openness  openaccess  opensource  openstandards  openscience  digitalhumanities  theory 
october 2014 by juliusbeezer
How To | William J Turkel
A Workflow for Digital Research Using Open Source Tools in a Debian Linux Virtual Machine

In my graduate digital research methods class, I am pairing this workflow with readings from William E. Shotts, Jr., The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction (No Starch Press, 2012). Here is a sample syllabus. Thanks to Devon Elliott, Mary Beth Start and Ian Milligan for suggestions and improvements.
linux  tools  digitalhumanities  history 
october 2014 by juliusbeezer
Editors’ Choice: Our Take On Disruption | Digital Humanities Now
Disruption, as a term and theory, has been the subject of much discussion in both mainstream and social media – a level of interest that has only increased as a result of Jill Lepore’s June 2014 article for The New Yorker, ‘The Disruption Machine’. In this article Lepore debunks some of the myths surrounding Clayton M. Christensen’s concept of disruptive technology, which he uses to develop his influential theory of the innovator’s dilemma
digitalhumanities  business  education 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
A Public Library of the Humanities? An Interview with Martin Paul Eve – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
to pay for infrastructure, not for commodity research items. Following this logic, this could mean that a market was possible in terms of APCs, but that assumes, in the first place, that researchers publish on the basis of price. Because there is a legacy of prestige, I do not think this is the case. Therefore, as a viable transition mechanism to publishing as a service industry, the OLH project seeks to invert the current system of subscriptions. By this, I mean that many libraries pay a small amount. Say we get 400 libraries paying a banded average of $875, we should be able to publish 250 articles and 12 books with our university press partners
openaccess  publishing  economics  digitalhumanities 
april 2014 by juliusbeezer
Defining Digital Social Sciences ← dh+lib
This short survey of digital social sciences is by no means comprehensive; we could also consider scholarly communication, digital ethnography, and fields such as digital anthropology and digital sociology. In any case, it’s clear that there are significant points of intersection between digital social sciences and digital humanities. While digital humanists and digital social scientists already work together in centers such as NULab and Matrix, employ similar methods, and use common tools such as R and Gephi, I wonder if there might be opportunities to deepen collaborations in order to share knowledge and build interdisciplinary community.
april 2014 by juliusbeezer
#alt-ac: alternate academic careers for humanities scholars « Bethany Nowviskie
that whole grad-school detox/deprogramming phase that the #alt-ac crowd must work through takes a while to leave one’s system. I can personally attest that this is true even if you’re one of the people who opted out of the tenure-track teleology very early on. (I never undertook an academic job search, and I politely declined the campus visits I was offered as an ABD grad student. Friends, the market was better then.)

#Alt-ac is our Twitter-hashtag neologism for “alternate academic careers” — particularly for positions within or around the academy but outside of the ranks of the tenure-track teaching faculty. These positions are nonetheless taken up by capable humanities scholars who maintain a research and publication profile, or who bring their (often doctoral-level) methodological and theoretical training to bear on problem sets in the orbit of the academy. Keeping our talents within (or around) the academy is often more psychologically difficult than examining the color of our parachutes and gliding off to fabulous private-sector careers.
digitalhumanities  education 
march 2014 by juliusbeezer
Requester's Voice: Ryan Shapiro on how to street fight with the FBI over FOIA and win | Muckrock
My doctoral work at MIT builds upon my master’s degree research. My dissertation in progress and broader project in part explore the use of the rhetoric and apparatus of national security to marginalize animal protectionists as threats to the state from the late nineteenth-century to the present. As is standard with historians, much of my research is archival. As is sadly far from standard, much of my work is also FOIA-based. I’m fortunate that my program, MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, & Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS), is very supportive of this approach.
privacy  security  surveillance  history  digitalhumanities  food 
january 2014 by juliusbeezer
Melissa Terras' Blog: I'm not going to edit your £10,000 pay-to-open-access-publish monograph series for you
I am at a stage in my career where I do not have to take on anything that I do not want to do, or do not agree with. I am at a stage in my career where I should be sticking up for what I think is right, and also looking out for early careers scholars coming up behind me. I am uncomfortable in putting my name to a Digital Humanities series that touts a £10,000 pay to publish open access policy as fair or egalitarian. I'm not going to edit your £10,000 pay-to-open-access-publish monograph series. I doubt that any leading figure in our field would, but I wish you well in finding the person to take this book series forward.
openaccess  digitalhumanities  scholarly 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
What Digital Humanists Do |
Some examples of the type of things the digital humanists get up to: mainly making stuff that was not hitherto available online available, if my brief scan of the page is valid.
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
Advice From An Old Programmer
I've been programming for a very long time. So long that it's incredibly boring to me. At the time that I wrote this book, I knew about 20 programming languages and could learn new ones in about a day to a week depending on how weird they were. Eventually though this just became boring and couldn't hold my interest anymore. This doesn't mean I think programming is boring, or that you will think it's boring, only that I find it uninteresting at this point in my journey... Do not get sucked into the religion surrounding programming languages as that will only blind you to their true purpose of being your tool for doing interesting things... Programming as an intellectual activity is the only art form that allows you to create interactive art. You can create projects that other people can play with, and you can talk to them indirectly. No other art form is quite this interactive. Movies flow to the audience in one direction. Paintings do not move. Code goes both ways...Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but you could make about the same money and be happier running a fast food joint. You're much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession... People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen and get no respect. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics are respected and can do amazing things to advance those disciplines.
programming  software  python  code  art  history  digitalhumanities  translation 
july 2013 by juliusbeezer
Linux / UNIX | William J Turkel
Historian working on digital analysis of texts. Nice Linux CLI stuff, not too hi-falutin'
digitalhumanities  history  tools  software 
july 2013 by juliusbeezer
MOOCs and the Humanities | Posthegemony
I discover Posthegemony is written by Dr Jon Beasley Murray, a teacher at CBC, Vancouver. He is MOOCish.
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
About | Arts One Digital
Arts One is a year-long, interdisciplinary program taught at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. It combines History, English, and Philosophy to introduce students to some of the classic texts of the past two millennia of world civilization.
Arts One Digital is an open, online extension or complement to Arts One that enables anyone to join this voyage of discovery and critical analysis.
MOOC  digitalhumanities  canada 
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
Document Similarity with R | fredgibbs
When reading historical documents, historians may not consider applications like R that specialize in statistical calculations to be of much help. But historians like to read texts in various ways, and R helps do exactly that. By using a special text mining module provides us with a lot of built-in mathematical functions that we can use to explore—and, more importantly, read—texts.
digitalhumanities  history  statistics  textmining  text_tools  R 
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
Roadmap for Technical Pilot | Open Library of Humanities
In order to implement an efficient XML-first publication environment, the platform will consist of (among many other aspects):

A document management and submission system derived from Open Journal Systems
A typesetting mechanism that transforms from ODT/DOCX to intermediary TEI and NLM journal tagset XML (where medium-appropriate)
A sophisticated citation parser (for metadata extraction) driven by a custom regular expression library, machine learning techniques implemented in FreeCite, and the Lemon8XML approach
A new presentation (view) layer for OJS that will facilitate the curation of overlay journals
A discoverability API layer from OJS
Automatic green deposit in institutional repositories via the SWORD protocol
Full CrossRef and CrossMark integration

Initial pilot development has focused on the typesetting mechanism and citation parsing as these can prove to be the most labour intensive points in traditional typesetting systems. As you'd expect, all code will be released under a free license with GPL compatibility.
digitalhumanities  openaccess  scholarly  publishing  tools 
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
UKSG eNews
we must begin with a relatively conservative gatekeeper model. The potential to begin modifications to peer-review practice, through opt-in procedures, could, through a staged and gradual approach, then be available to us once we have gained the necessary reputation.

From these discussions, a model for filtering and presentation has also arisen that seems exciting. Generally speaking, an approach that doesn't present articles based on pre-categorisation was favoured, especially so when coupled with the idea of overlay, or epi-, journals. These 'overlay' presentations will take the form of curated fronts for articles already in the pool and are, thus, pre-reviewed. With different levels of privacy on the curated 'issues' these will then range from private (for, say, a research project) through to shared (in the case of a course pack), culminating in a fully public mode that is, to all intents and purposes, nearly identical to the traditional model of editorship; prestige conferred by an academic editor's selection backed by review. Coupled with print-on-demand, this should be a significant feature.
openaccess  digitalhumanities  scholarly  humanities  overlay 
may 2013 by juliusbeezer
Lectures de base (en français) pour les "digital humanities" « Digital Humanities Questions & Answers
Vous constaterez que les références en français sont assez peu nombreuses. Les “lectures de base” que je recommanderais ne sont pas des ouvrages écrits en français. Voici cependant une brève liste de références très diverses mais utiles :
Christian Vandendorpe, Du papyrus à l’hypertexte. Essai sur les mutations du texte et de la lecture, Paris, La Découverte, 1999. Il faut lire maintenant la version anglaise, largement révisée : From Papyrus to Hypertext. Toward the Universal Digital Library, trad. par Phyllis Aronoff et Howard Scott, Urbana, Illinois University Press, 2009.
digitalhumanities  français 
february 2013 by juliusbeezer
How to Become a Digital Humanities Swiss Army Knife | Eduhacker
Now that you can communicate, learn Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Since time is always a factor, you can read the Cryptonomicon for basic knowledge of both UNIX and poor writing. Soon you’ll have your own server up and running, will be cracking sudo jokes, and you’ll be able to write your own WordPress plugins.
writing  funny  unix  digitalhumanities 
november 2012 by juliusbeezer
Los Angeles Review of Books - Literature Is Not Data: Against Digital Humanities
Nice summary of google books history (In the face of the openness and honest labor of engineers, the priestly class closed ranks. Instead of accepting the gift of digitization, the possibility of bringing the wealth of the tradition to the widest possible public for free, literary people immediately set about doing what they do best: vapid, internecine squabbling. The librarians stepped in. Authors wanted to be heard. The situation soon became untenable.

Google’s mistake was listening to all this chatter, respecting it, and actually trying to broker a settlement, which was naturally impossible, like trying to negotiate with a flock of sparrows. In hindsight, perhaps, Google should have followed the law for “fair use” of copyright, come to agreements with the world’s major libraries to provide the Book Search to public institutions in perpetuity, and stepped aside)
"For at least 50 years, humanities departments have been in the business of creating problems rather than solving them."
The phrase “digital humanities” produces instant titillation and an equally instant sense of fading comedy.
google  ebooks  literature  screwmeneutics  attention  funny  digitalhumanities 
november 2012 by juliusbeezer
T-PEN: A New Tool for Transcription of Digitized Manuscripts « Early Modern Online Bibliography
the growing number of unpublished, hand-written documents now available on the world wide web. Textual scholars no longer have to travel to distant countries for view the essential manuscript(s) for their research.

many digital repositories use “tiled-based” viewers in order to protect unauthorized copying of the collection. This is completely understandable, but those viewers sometimes place limits on how a digital surrogate can be viewed. They can even make it difficult for scholars to extract what they often want most: a transcription of the manuscript’s content.

T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) seeks to address both the accessibility and usability of digital repositories.
digitalhumanities  archiving  tools 
october 2012 by juliusbeezer
We Need to Talk About Kevin, er, Open Access | Inside Higher Ed
Finding new ways to publish work isn’t hard, technically. The tools are available and in many cases free, and most of the labor is already part of a gift economy. It’s far cheaper today to distribute research widely than it was in the days of print, though yes, it takes people, and universities are squeezed, so faculty and support staff have less time available for projects that support the public good rather than enhance their institutions’ reputation exclusively. But still, we could take the resources the current system is consuming and make most research free to all. Technically.
Much harder is changing the cultural practices that surround publishing, the ones that assign value to certain prestigious journals and university presses, and then assign value to scholars by proxy, relying on publishers to curate our faculties (a task university presses didn’t sign on for, I should add).
scholarly  sciencepublishing  digitalhumanities  openaccess  publishing 
october 2012 by juliusbeezer
curated syllabi » the scottbot irregular
courses which focus on teaching humanists how to computationally augment their research
september 2012 by juliusbeezer

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