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DHSI 2022: Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities

Category: Conference
Description:

Conference chair: Luis Meneses (Vancouver Island University)

Registered participants can access the page containing the presentations here: https://dhsi.org/dhsi-2022-open-digital-collaborative-project-preservation-in-the-humanities-full-access/. Please use the credentials shared with you via email to access the website.

To register for DHSI 2022—Online Edition, please complete this form.

Open digital collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities is significant for facilitating public access to and engagement with research, and as a mechanism of growing the digital scholarly infrastructure. But the path to adopting open, collaborative, digital scholarship has been challenging, not least of all due to questions of economic stability, infrastructure, access, understanding, implementation, and engagement.

The advent of online technologies has provided Arts and Humanities researchers with greater opportunities to collaborate and create different projects. These projects are computationally robust and require a significant amount of collaboration, which brings together different types of expertise to collaborate on equal terms rather than a model where some sets of expertise are in service to others.

The convenience and familiarity of computational methods can make us forget (or overlook) that there is a certain fragility associated with our online tools. Kathleen Fitzpatrick has argued that many online projects in the digital humanities have an implied planned obsolesce—which means that they will degrade over time once they cease to receive updates in their content and software libraries (Planned Obsolescence, NYU Press, 2011). In turn, this planned obsolescence threatens the completeness and the sustainability of our research outputs in the Arts and Humanities over time, presenting a complex problem made more complex when environments are not static objects but rather dynamic collaborative spaces.


All conference presentations are accessible online and in advance to those registered, as is the Zoom link. Times below are for their discussion and Q&A, via Zoom; synchronous and asynchronous discussion also via Twitter (#dhsi22)

All times are in Pacific Time

When: Tuesday 07 June, 2022, 9:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
Where: Online
Website: https://dhsi.org/dhsi-2022-open-digital-collaborative-project-preservation-in-the-humanities/
Submitted by: Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI)
Tags:
  1. digital humanities
  2. ETCL
  3. research collaboration
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