Open-Access-Bücher zu den Digital Humanities

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Digital Humanities and Laboratories: Perspectives on Knowledge, Infrastructure and Culture

Urszu­la Pawlic­ka-Deger & Christo­pher Thom­son (Hrsg.)

Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties and Lab­o­ra­to­ries explores lab­o­ra­to­ries ded­i­cat­ed to the study of dig­i­tal human­i­ties (DH) in a glob­al con­text and con­tributes to the expand­ing body of knowl­edge about sit­u­at­ed DH knowl­edge pro­duc­tion. Includ­ing con­tri­bu­tions from a diverse, inter­na­tion­al range of schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers, this vol­ume exam­ines the ways lab­o­ra­to­ries of all kinds con­tribute to dig­i­tal research and ped­a­gogy.

Acknowl­edg­ing that they are emerg­ing amid var­ied cul­tur­al and sci­en­tif­ic tra­di­tions, the vol­ume con­sid­ers how they lead to the spec­i­fi­ca­tion of dig­i­tal human­i­ties and how a local­ly sit­u­at­ed knowl­edge pro­duc­tion is embed­ded in the glob­al infra­struc­ture sys­tem.

As a whole, the book con­sol­i­dates the dis­cus­sion on the role of the lab­o­ra­to­ry in DH and brings dig­i­tal human­ists into the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary debate con­cern­ing the notion of a lab­o­ra­to­ry as a crit­i­cal site in the gen­er­a­tion of exper­i­men­tal knowl­edge. Posi­tion­ing the dis­cus­sion in rela­tion to ongo­ing debates in DH, the vol­ume argues that lab­o­ra­to­ry stud­ies are in an excel­lent posi­tion to cap­i­tal­ize on the the­o­ries and knowl­edge devel­oped in the DH field and open up new research inquiries. Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties and Lab­o­ra­to­ries clear­ly demon­strates that the lab­o­ra­to­ry is a key site for the­o­ret­i­cal and crit­i­cal analy­ses of dig­i­tal human­i­ties and will thus be of inter­est to schol­ars, stu­dents and prac­ti­tion­ers engaged in the study of DH, cul­ture, media, her­itage and infra­struc­ture.

Knowledge and Digital Technology

Johannes Glück­ler & Robert Panitz (Hrsg.)–3‑031–39101‑9

This open access book explores the mul­ti­fac­eted inter­play of tech­nol­o­gy, knowl­edge, and place. While dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy is increas­ing­ly influ­enc­ing our way of know­ing, con­verse­ly it is itself the con­se­quence of human cre­ativ­i­ty and local social inter­ac­tion.

Part I ana­lyzes how dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies trans­form mar­kets through arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and decen­tral­ized blockchain mod­els. Its con­tri­bu­tions dis­cuss nov­el gov­er­nance mech­a­nisms, includ­ing the respon­si­ble use and analy­sis of big data.

Part II illus­trates var­i­ous ways in which tech­nol­o­gy sup­ports human­i­ty, be it algo­rithms sup­port­ing com­plex deci­sion-mak­ing process­es or the use of robot­ics in care ser­vices. The chap­ters high­light that technology’s effi­cien­cy and poten­tial rely on social norms and human cap­i­tal.

Final­ly, Part III shows that dig­i­ti­za­tion is gen­er­at­ing vibrant entre­pre­neur­ship, reflect­ed in geo­graph­i­cal­ly clus­tered urban scale-up economies, as well as open­ing up new ways for peo­ple to con­nect with one anoth­er, orga­nize civic engage­ment and enable new forms of labor.

The book offers the­o­ret­i­cal reflec­tions as well as empir­i­cal cas­es from the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Japan, South Africa, and Europe. This vol­ume pro­vides a valu­able read for schol­ars, stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als in the fields of knowl­edge cre­ation, tech­nol­o­gy and gov­er­nance.

Open Scholarship in the Humanities

Paul Lon­g­ley Arthur & Lydia Hearn

Explor­ing the rise of open schol­ar­ship in the dig­i­tal era and its trans­for­ma­tion­al impact on how knowl­edge is cre­at­ed, shared, and accessed, this open access book offers new insights on the his­to­ry, devel­op­ment, and future direc­tions of open­ness in the human­i­ties and iden­ti­fies key dri­vers, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and chal­lenges.

The con­cept of open research is recon­fig­ur­ing schol­ar­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion across all dis­ci­plines, chang­ing how under­stand­ings are pro­duced through more acces­si­ble, par­tic­i­pa­to­ry, eth­i­cal, and trans­par­ent approach­es, reach­ing and involv­ing far broad­er and more diverse publics. Con­sid­er­ing mul­ti­ple stake­hold­er per­spec­tives, Arthur and Hearn argue that for the human­i­ties to proac­tive­ly con­tribute to open knowl­edge at the glob­al scale, new ways of think­ing are need­ed with­in every part of the sys­tem. In the open infor­ma­tion econ­o­my, the human­i­ties are on a tra­jec­to­ry fol­low­ing the sci­ences, but parts of the world are almost com­plete­ly left out. A cul­tur­al shift is required for uni­ver­si­ties to unlock the pow­er­ful poten­tial of human­i­ties open schol­ar­ship. In this wide-rang­ing overview, the authors show why and how the glob­al research com­mu­ni­ty must work togeth­er for mean­ing­ful out­comes.

Open schol­ar­ship has under­gone a pro­found change since its begin­nings from a call to action to an essen­tial prin­ci­ple in research orga­ni­za­tions inter­na­tion­al­ly. How­ev­er, the core impulse remains: to reshape the infor­ma­tion envi­ron­ment and har­ness the world’s knowl­edge for the great­est ben­e­fit of soci­ety.

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