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Digital humanities: humanities research in the digital age
Digital humanities: humanities research in the digital age

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Session 2 Intellectual Property, access and digital humanities research

This session is written by Anne Alexander and Hugo Leal from The University of Cambridge.

This session discusses the copyright challenges arising from the ease with which digital copies of creative works proliferate. You’ll also look at how licensing systems allowing the re-use of creative works have developed in response to this issue. The Open Access movement is one significant trend within academia which has embedded new ways of thinking and practices relating to the ownership and control of research.

Finally, you’ll look at building ethical principles into data collection and research design while respecting your obligations under data protection legislation.

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By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • understand the challenges of appropriate attribution in a digital world
  • recognise Creative Commons licenses and the FAIR principles of data stewardship
  • grasp how issues of rights and access may affect your own research.