Editors' Choice: Copyright - the Immoveable Barrier that Open Access Advocates Underestimated

By: Richard Poynder

 In calling for research papers to be made freely available open access advocates promised that doing so would lead to a simpler, less costly, more democratic, and more effective scholarly communication system. To achieve their objectives they proposed two different ways of providing open access: green OA (self-archiving) and gold OA (open access publishing). However,…

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Editors' Choice: Encoding vs. Decoding

By: Robert Kosara

What makes visualization powerful is our ability to go beyond the mere decoding of values from a chart. That makes it interesting, but it also makes it complicated. So far, we have focused our understanding largely on the encoding side of visualization. We need to learn much more about the complex and powerful decoding side.…

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Editors' Choice: What We Talk About When We Talk About Digital Humanities

By: Teddy Roland

The first day of Alan Liu’s Introduction to the Digital Humanities seminar opens with a provocation. At one end of the projection screen is the word DIGITAL and at the other HUMAN. Within the space they circumscribe, we organize and re-organize familiar terms from media studies: media, communication, information, and technology. What happens to these terms when they are…

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Editors' Choice: Using History to Preserve and Rebuild Cleveland Neighborhoods

By: Jim Dubelko

When you look at the larger picture, it’s obvious that the work that Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka did here at the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities – funding, mentoring, and shaping policy – was just a small part of his life’s work.  If I didn’t know that already, it would have…

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DHNow: 2016 in Review

Digital Humanities Now is on hiatus until January 10, and as we close out another successful year, we want to take some time to reflect on 2016. After eight years of publication, Digital Humanities Now remains a community-curated publication that is driven by a group of dedicated staff members and a community of editors who graciously volunteer…

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