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Creating Digital Civil Society: The Digital Public Library of America

Lucy Bernholz

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Modern civil society, nonprofits, and foundations are structured to manage the donation of time and money and regulations codify the limits of their use. Going forward, digital data and ... More


The Promise and Perils of Digital Libraries

Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

in The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035019
eISBN:
9780262335959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035019.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The licensing model has important implications for public libraries. The practice of library lending has depended heavily on the exhaustion principle. But in the context of ebook lending, exhaustion ... More


Copyright and Mass Digitization

Maurizio Borghi and Stavroula Karapapa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664559
eISBN:
9780191758409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664559.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Mass digitization of texts, images, and other creative works promises to unprecedentedly enhance access to culture and knowledge. With the electronic ‘library of Alexandria’ having started to ... More


From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: ‘All the world's knowledge’ and universal authors' rights: British Academy Law Lecture read 11 December 2012

Jane C. Ginsburg

in British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Access to ‘all the world’s knowledge’ is an ancient aspiration; a less venerable, but equally vigorous, universalism strives for the borderless protection of authors’ rights. Late 19th-century law ... More


Lone Heroes or Collaborative Communities? On Sumerian Literature and its Practitioners

Eleanor Robson

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a ten-year project to edit and analyse ancient Sumerian literature, came to an end on 31 August 2006. Like Egyptian, Sumerian is one of the ... More


Turning Copyright on its Head?

Maurizio Borghi and Stavroula Karapapa

in Copyright and Mass Digitization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664559
eISBN:
9780191758409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664559.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The technological shift occurring with mass digitization impacts on established copyright norms and principles in a number of ways. It challenges the common perception of the concept of copyright ... More


Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Matthew L. Jockers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis—a new approach to the study of the literary record designed for probing the ... More


Where Next?

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter speculates on what electronic scholarship of the twenty-first century might look like. The production of high-quality electronic texts and resources is very labour intensive. It is ... More


Revolution

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the enormous promise of computational approaches to the study of literature, with particular emphasis on digital humanities as an emerging field. By 2008 computers, with their ... More


Evidence

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses new approaches and new methodologies in literary evidence gathering. Science derives conclusions based on evidence, and ideally, is open to new methodologies. Furthermore, ... More


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