research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Open Data for Humanists, A Pragmatic Guide

Edmond, Jennifer; Tóth-Czifra, Erzsébet;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Most humanists would agree that sharing knowledge with other researchers is a cornerstone of academic life. Many will also fear that sharing too much, too early can be professionally damaging, however. And many also would not find much resonance between how they see their work and the discourses of Open Data, with its emphasis on particular approaches to Data Management Planning that have been adapted from other, more data intensive, disciplines. What we recommend here proposes a different approach to data management, viewing it as a reflective process that exposes and tweaks existing behaviours, rather than one that introduces specific tools. It is intended to encourage awareness of one’s own processes and mindfulness about how they could be more open.; Most humanists would agree that sharing knowledge with other researchers is a cornerstone of academic life. Many will also fear that sharing too much, too early can be professionally damaging, however. And many also would not find much resonance between how they see their work and the discourses of Open Data, with its emphasis on particular approaches to Data Management Planning that have been adapted from other, more data intensive, disciplines. What we recommend here proposes a different approach to data management, viewing it as a reflective process that exposes and tweaks existing behaviours, rather than one that introduces specific tools. It is intended to encourage awareness of one’s own processes and mindfulness about how they could be more open.
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free text keywords: Open data, Humanities, GLAM, Open access, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, Research data management, Arts and Humanities, Cultural Heritage
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