Access and Control in Digital Humanities explores a range of important questions about who controls data, who is permitted to reproduce or manipulate data, and what sorts of challenges digital humanists face in making their work accessible and useful.

Contributors to this volume present case studies and theoretical approaches from their experience with applications for digital technology in classrooms, museums, archives, in the field and with the general public. Offering potential answers to the issues of access and control from a variety of perspectives, the volume  acknowledges that access is subject to competing interests of a variety of stakeholders. Museums, universities, archives, and some communities all place claims on how data can or cannot be shared through digital initiatives and, given the collaborative nature of most digital humanities projects, those in the field need to be cognizant of the various and often competing interests and rights that shape the nature of access and how it is controlled.

Access and Control in Digital Humanities will be of interest to researchers, academics and graduate students working in a variety of fields, including digital humanities, library and information science, history, museum and heritage studies, conservation, English literature, geography and legal studies.

chapter 1|20 pages


Access and control in digital humanities
ByShane Hawkins

part Part I|37 pages

Access, control, and DH in academia

chapter 2|17 pages

From Stone to Screen

The built-in obsolescence of digitization
ByKaitlyn Solberg, Lisa Tweten, Chelsea A. M. Gardner

chapter 3|18 pages

Digital Humanities and a New Research Culture

Between promoting and practicing open research data
ByUrszula Pawlicka-Deger

part Part II|52 pages

Networks of access and control

chapter 5|18 pages

Digital Approaches to the “Big Ancient Mediterranean”

ByRyan Horne

chapter 6|15 pages

Questioning Authority

Creation, use, and distribution of linked data in digital humanities
ByLindsay Kistler Mattock, Anu Thapa

part Part III|57 pages

Access, control, and immersive media

chapter 7|17 pages

Visuality as Historical Experience

Immersive multi-directional narrative in the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project
ByEllen Sebring

chapter 8|23 pages

Architectonic Connections

Virtual reconstruction to disseminate understanding of South and Southeast Asian temples
ByDavid Beynon, Sambit Datta

chapter 9|15 pages

Postscript on the Ctrl+Alt Society

Protocols for locative media
ByBrian Greenspan

part Part IV|34 pages

Access, control, and Indigenous knowledge

chapter 10|21 pages

Cross-Cultural Collaborations in the Digital World

A case study from the Great Lakes Research Alliance’s knowledge sharing database
ByHeidi Bohaker, Lisa Truong, Kate Higginson

part Part V|71 pages

Access, control, and the law

chapter 12|17 pages

The Open-Access Spectrum

Redefining the access discourse for the electronic editions of literary works
BySetsuko Yokoyama

chapter 13|11 pages

Ownership, Copyright, and the Ethics of the Unpublished

ByEmily C. Friedman

chapter 14|16 pages

Digital Humanities Research under United States and European Copyright Laws

Evolving frameworks
ByErik Ketzan, Paweł Kamocki