This is an excellent example of what the digital humanities can offer undergraduate humanities students: the opportunity to participate in real knowledge-making through a peer-reviewed channel–an opportunity not usually offered to humanities undergraduates. This contributes to a long-needed shift in thinking in the humanities, in which peer-review and publication were reserved for the graduate student or Ph.D. It also provides the opportunity to accomplish real work in cooperation with others.
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Showcase Your Undergraduates’ Digital Work at Re:Humanities – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Frankenstein manuscript comes alive in this digital archive!!
THIS is what the digital humanities is about, in my opinion. Big data is important, yes; but what really jazzes me is when materials that have been hidden away in museums and libraries make their public appearance in ways that are beautiful, useful, and open access!
I have mixed feelings about this. While the platform sounds great, it is still placing these digital collections behind a pay wall, which goes against the principle of open access. Gale does have some fabulous digital collections, but you have to be a library to afford a subscription.
The Chronicle of Higher Education argues that civil disobedience is called for to change the paradigm of academic publishing.
White House Delivers New Open-Access Policy That Has Activists Cheering – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education
This is terrific news for proponents of open access to research; it puts academic publishers and academic journals on notice that federally-funded research must be made open access within a year of publication.