Reproducibility. Openness. Transparency. Rationality. Interoperability, and an orientation toward interdisciplinary problem-solving. Mine is a non-exclusive list, to be sure, but you might recognize these as values driving data management in the sciences and social sciences, and underlying the creation of collections, interfaces, and infrastructure in what we call “data-driven” fields. They have their problems of…

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In addressing the question of how research and writing processes in the human sciences have changed or are changing in the digital era, as outlined by Mary Lee Kennedy, I would start with the following premise: that what has changed is not reducible to the “digital” (whether understood as methodology, medium, or set of epistemic…

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Social media platforms have become key parts of everyday life. The use of Facebook, WhatsApp, Spotify and so on has become so widespread that some commentators have begun to speak of an emerging “platform society” and of “platform capitalism.” At the same time, we are seeing the development of new platforms for use in schools….

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What struck me as I listened to Amanda Visconti’s question and answer  session last Wednesday is that the generosity of Visconti’s mentors helped enable her success in academia as an Assistant Professor in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business division of Purdue University Libraries. I focus on the word “generosity” because it indicates that…

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The following is a detailed panel abstract. Since its inception, digital humanities have upset methodological difference, academic siloism, and institutional hierarchies by offering collaborative approaches to humanistic inquiry via digital tools. From Mark Sample’s declaration: “the digital humanities is really an insurgent humanities,” to the #transformDH movement’s push to alter DH praxis by “highlighting projects…

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When Documenting the Now was building its team, the user experience designer position was created to ensure that the DocNow app would have three principles embedded in the design. The tool must: be intuitive and easy to use be built with our users, not just for them embody our project’s values and ethics While most…

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