research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Open Data for Humanists, A Pragmatic Guide

Edmond, Jennifer; Tóth-Czifra, Erzsébet;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: Zenodo
  • 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 ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Open data, Research data management, Open Access, Arts and Humanities, Cultural Heritage, Humanities, GLAM, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences
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DARIAH EU
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

2. When you can deposit, know what your options are and how you make the most of a deposit (for example by including related publications, explanatory notes, codes lists, and/or other paradata alongside the sources deposited).

3. Be aware of what common templates for Data Management Plans are and do, and when you might need to use one of them.

4. To maximize the potentials of your publications, interlink them with any processural or source data you are able to make open. Some journals specialise in making this possible, but you can also find repositories to use for this, or at least provide links to one from the other. All of the components of your scholarly production can be reused and recognised more effectively when they are visible as parts of the same project.

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