Here is a draft of the paper I'm presenting this Saturday. My audience knows nothing about web 2.0 or digital history, but want to know more about it....
The future of digital history is limited only by the imaginations of the historians who will create it....Will institutions accept junior faculty who do not want to see their work copyrighted? Not only departments, but universities need to re-think their policy on copyright. Interest in the participatory scholarship suggested by digital media, and falling broadly under the rubric of web 2.0 is spreading rapidly throughout the social sciences. A graduate student in the anthropology department at this university runs a wiki about anthropology 2.0. A recent work by Laura B. Cohen, Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries argues for using "social software tools" for publication, as well as embracing "open access journals." The first issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an "online, open-access journal" was published this month....
How can these digital tools best be used? They should not be used just because they are new. They should be used because they help teach history, and they help research history and write history. These tools can be an aid to scholarship....
Peter Suber at 4/12/2007 12:10:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.