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RECOMMENDED: Research data: To keep or not to keep?

A recent study, “Research data: To keep or not to keep?”, by Neil Beagrie (Charles Beagrie Ltd) aims to assist researchers in determining whether or not data collected should be retained. According to the study, reproducibility and research integrity and the potential for reuse of data for research are the primary factors in determining to keep …read more

RECOMMENDED: Can we decolonize OER/Open? #DecolonizeOpen

Taskeen Adam (University of Cambridge), Maha Bali (American University in Cairo), Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams (University of Cape Town), and Tannis Morgan (BCcampus) have published a guest blog on the OER19 website. In “Can we decolonize OER/Open? #DecolonizeOpen,” Adam, Bali, Hodgkinson-Williams, and Morgan break down how decolonization, diversity, and inclusion, while seemingly in-line with the goals of the open educational …read more

RECOMMENDED: Applying an Ethics of Care to Internet Research: Gamergate and Digital Humanities

This article from Todd Suomela, Florence Chee, Bettina Berendt, and Geoffrey Rockwell published in Digital Studies examines key ethical issues that are continuing to emerge from the task of archiving data scraped from online sources such as social media sites, blogs, and forums, particularly pertaining to online harassment and hostile groups. The study involves a primary research …read more

RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity …read more

RECOMMENDED: Shining Light On Tragedy: Collecting 14,000,000 Tweets Following the 1 October Mass Shooting

A post on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Blog announced the release of a collection of 14,000,000 tweets relating to the mass shooting that occurred at the 2017 Route 91 music festival. The post details the work of Thomas Padilla, Miranda Barrie, and other UNLV Libraries staff and describes some of the complexity …read more

RECOMMENDED: Caselaw Access Project

The Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University has just released the Caselaw Access Project (CAP), an initiative that aims to make available all published U.S. court decisions: CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law — every volume designated as an official report of decisions by a court within the United States. Our scope …read more

RECOMMENDED: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum) at the University of Maryland recently held its first national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. The conference explored: What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, Black thought, and Black persons at the center of our endeavors? How does this shift challenge and expand …read more

RECOMMENDED: American Quarterly Special Issue on Digital Humanities

American Quarterly has released a special issue exploring the intersections of digital humanities with American Studies, through critical essays, digital project reviews, and applications of computational and multimodal methods. From the introduction: As areas of inquiry in 2018, American studies and digital humanities share several characteristics: both are subject to frequent reflections on, and critiques …read more

RECOMMENDED: Archive Journal Special Issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

The latest from Archive Journal is a Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures. In their introduction to the essays, Michael Hanrahan (Bates College) and Bridget Whearty (Binghamton University-SUNY) outline key questions and concerns present in the issue: More than two decades into the ‘incunabula’ period of digitization, as digital manuscripts are regularly incorporated into …read more

RECOMMENDED: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (film)

Jason Schmitt (Clarkson University) has released a new film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, that explores the academic publishing system: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines …read more

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