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OpenMethods: A Compass for a More Open Digital Humanities

Version 1 : Received: 29 February 2020 / Approved: 1 March 2020 / Online: 1 March 2020 (15:50:52 CET)

How to cite: del Rio Riande, G.; Tóth-Czifra, E.; Wuttke, U.; Moranville, Y. OpenMethods: A Compass for a More Open Digital Humanities. Preprints 2020, 2020030016 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0016.v1). del Rio Riande, G.; Tóth-Czifra, E.; Wuttke, U.; Moranville, Y. OpenMethods: A Compass for a More Open Digital Humanities. Preprints 2020, 2020030016 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0016.v1).

Abstract

The digital transformation has initiated a paradigm shift in research and scholarly communication practices towards a more open scholarly culture. Although this transformation is slowly happening in the Digital Humanities field, open is not yet default. The article introduces the OpenMethods metablog, a community platform that highlights open research methods, tools, and practices within the context of the Digital Humanities by republishing open access content around methods and tools in various formats and languages. It also describes the platform’s technical infrastructure based on its requirements and main functionalities, and especially the collaborative content sourcing and editorial workflows. The article concludes with a discussion of the potentials of the OpenMethods metablog to overcome barriers towards open practices by focusing on inclusive, community sourced information based around opening up research processes and the challenges that need to be overcome to achieve its goals.

Subject Areas

open research practices; digital humanities; scholarly communication; publication formats; infrastructure; research methodology; research tools

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