Editors’ Choice: When we share, do they care?

We, as memory organizations, have the wealth of human knowledge and experience within our collections and it is our responsibility to share that with the world – we should seek to educate, to enlighten and to entertain. And increasingly, our ability to share is becoming ever more feasible because, just like a candle’s flame, when we share digitally we enable lots of other flames to be lit at little cost other than our initial willingness to share. But I often hear folk quibble about whether the economic models underlying these approaches are fair and affordable.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Bestebreurtje based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Ester Rincon Calero, James O'Sullivan, Kristen Mapes, Beth Secrist, Amy Wickner, Amy Williams, Daniel Chávez Heras, Aisha Clarke, Sarah Canfield Fuller, Andrew Hyde, Laurie Allen, Chiara Bernardi, Souvenise StLouis, Kevin McQueeney, and Steve Anderson