• The Open Knowledge Program: Creating Space for Digital, Public Scholarship

    Author(s):
    Alyssa Arbuckle, Randa El Khatib, Ray Siemens, Caroline Winter (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Digital public scholarship, Public humanities, Research impact, Open scholarship
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    DH2020
    Conf. Org.:
    ADHO
    Conf. Loc.:
    Humanities Commons
    Conf. Date:
    July 20–24, 2020
    Tag(s):
    open knowledge, social knowledge creation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/yycd-8616
    Abstract:
    In Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (2019), Kathleen Fitzpatrick argues that academics must reconsider themselves within the “larger ‘us’ that we together form,” rather than holding themselves apart from the wider community (8). How to enact more open, public work is not always obvious, however. Researchers often face barriers to engaging in open and public-facing scholarship, including lack of training, infrastructure, and technical and community support. The Open Knowledge Program at the University of Victoria’s Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) facilitates intersections between the scholarly and public communities by supporting university and community researchers in creating open knowledge: “what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and used” (Open Knowledge Foundation). In this paper, we discuss the trajectory of the program so far, share examples of participants’ contributions, and invite feedback and discussion about adapting the program for other contexts and its next steps.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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