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Andersdotter, Karolina
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Burman, E., Nyberg Åkerström, W. & Andersdotter, K. (2019). Making Sense of Digital Humanities at the Library. In: Book of abstracts 4th Conference of The Association Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries: Copenhagen, March 6-8 2019. Paper presented at 4th Conference of The Association Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries.
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2019 (English)In: Book of abstracts 4th Conference of The Association Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries: Copenhagen, March 6-8 2019, 2019Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introduction. Digitisation of information and methods has brought new possibilities and challenges into all aspects of society and a direction of continued advances is readily apparent in strategic initiatives all the way from European and national funding to directives at individual academic institutions in Sweden. Resources that used to be available only in physical archives are becoming more freely accessible on the internet, far beyond the walls of the library, and in formats that can be read and interpreted by apps and algorithms.

Nine years ago, digital humanities (DH) was described as “the next big thing” and the concept has later been compared to an allegory of the future of the humanities (Liu, 2012). Today library employees encounter the term in their interactions with education and research alike. The process of understanding and framing the challenges and possibilities that DH has brought into the library has been a topic in parallel initiatives at Linköping University Library and at Uppsala University Library.

Questions. The purpose of this paper is to draw on the experience of academic libraries to frame the challenges and possibilities of supporting DH in a Nordic context. The paper aims to answer to the following questions from a Nordic academic library perspective:

  • How do we understand to the notion of DH in the library?
  • How do we (re)organise to support researchers and students in DH?

Background. Burdick (2012) writes that DH has encouraged new ways of conducting research in the humanities and that a possible effect is that traditional boundaries start to blur as collaborations between disciplines form. And the exploding wealth of computers, mobile devices and new communication channels enables global knowledge creation and sharing (Nyberg et al, 2012). As a consequence, the intersection of digital methods, technology and humanities can expand and enhance humanities research with increased accessibility both within and beyond the academic context (Burdick, 2012). Drucker et.al. (2013) and Raffaghelli et.al. (2013) describes DH as a mix of humanities and digital technology. Svensson (2010) define a Centre for Digital Humanities as the place or event where new knowledge is created in the humanities, with digital methods, media and technology. The idea of a place for DH has since been realised in Swedish universities e.g. in Umeå (Humlab) and Lund (Humanities Lab), and the idea of a DH lab is a recognised idea of how DH can be executed.

Within the library context, the characteristics of the sources and data formats that researchers in the humanities are working with are changing and it is possible to study significantly larger collections of pictures and texts than before (Liu, 2012). The fact that DH is a complex notion and that the conditions are quickly changing with new technology means that libraries have to develop readiness to meet the needs of today as well as those of tomorrow (Sula, 2013).

Svensson (2010) describes the library as a form of laboratory for humanities research and that knowledge in building collections, information science and IT make libraries a natural and important infrastructure for DH. Zhang et al (2015) studied how information experts can contribute in DH projects and underline the importance of expertise in storage and access, publishing, search, training and innovation. Green (2014) conducted case studies involving five libraries in the USA and show that a close collaboration with the library is necessary to optimise the research process. Wong (2016) stresses the strength in gathering experts and specialists from different fields as a part of bringing DH to its full potential.

Approach. This paper stems from the experience of practitioners who have been involved in efforts to organise support for DH at two academic libraries in Sweden. The discussion and conclusions are supported by the results of

  • conducting lightly structured interviews, semi-structured observations and document analysis at libraries in the Sweden, Denmark, and the USA
  • surveying how libraries in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland describe their work related to DH
  • designing and evaluating DH-related activities for students and researchers at Uppsala University Library

The results are interpreted with a life-cycle perspective on research and education and focus on organisation, actors, activities, services, tools and spaces.

Findings. We confirm that Sula’s (2013) description of DH as a complex notion is valid in the Nordic academic library context as the results show that different people attribute the term with different meanings. There were libraries labelling themselves as not actively supporting DH, while at the same time describing activities that could just as well indicate that they are indeed active. We suggest that it may be useful for libraries to focus on emerging needs in relation to digital sources and methods, interdisciplinary research support, and new media for scholarly communications.

The result also showed that the surveyed Nordic academic libraries were at an early stage of organising work to support DH and predominantly positioned their activities as collaborations with researchers or participation in networks. Contrasting with the results from academic libraries where DH practices are already well established, we suggest that Nordic libraries can organise to support DH by

  • Positioning staff/services close to active research and education with elements of DH
  • Framing DH activities in the context of today’s goals and responsibilities
  • Engaging staff with technical skills, subject expertise and a learning mindset (Lewis et al, 2015) in DH projects, labs and events
  • Creating digital and physical spaces to support DH tools and practices
  • Adopting and sharing practices and expertise with other libraries and academic infrastructures
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-389642 (URN)
Conference
4th Conference of The Association Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries
Available from: 2019-07-19 Created: 2019-07-19 Last updated: 2019-07-19
Andersdotter, K. (2019). Public Art and Policy: Educating Library Users and Accidental Recidivists in Copyright Literacy. In: Secker, Jane; Morrison, Chris (Ed.), Icepops Annual 2019: Proceedings of the International Copyright-literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Held at the University of Liverpool 3rd April 2018.. Paper presented at ICEPOPS (International Copyright-literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) 2018 (pp. 44-45). London: UK Copyright Literacy
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2019 (English)In: Icepops Annual 2019: Proceedings of the International Copyright-literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. Held at the University of Liverpool 3rd April 2018. / [ed] Secker, Jane; Morrison, Chris, London: UK Copyright Literacy , 2019, p. 44-45Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper describes a copyright literacy/art map project which had the initial purpose to educate library users and accidental recidivists in copyright literacy. While library users were the first target group (due to the public library event for which I created the map proto-types), the target group could most certainly be extended to the general public.

The project takes the form of art maps published online with clear markings on whether the art object (statue, sculpture etc.) is selfie safe; i.e. whether it is possible to take a photograph which depicts the public art piece and then publish it in a database online (e.g. through social media).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: UK Copyright Literacy, 2019
Keywords
copyright, copyright literacy, information literacy, public art, freedom of panorama, copyright in Sweden
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-391152 (URN)
Conference
ICEPOPS (International Copyright-literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars) 2018
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Andersdotter, K., Dryden, J., Xiaojian, S., Ruobing, Z., Yuchu, L., Jinmin, H., . . . Nilsson, I.-L. (2018). Background Paper on Extended Collective Licensing: by IFLA Copyright and Other Legal Matters Advisory Committee Network. Haag
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2018 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The IFLA background paper on extended collective licensing presents examples of extended collective licensing systems under several jurisdictions. Reports from Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden provide an overview the circumstances that appear to be needed for extended collective licensing to be an efficient solution.

It also identifies some suggested conclusions about the conditions required for extended collective licensing to be a realistic option.

The paper should provide a useful advocacy tool in discussions around extended collective licensing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Haag: , 2018. p. 43
Keywords
copyright, extended collective licensing, libraries, upphovsrätt, avtalslicenser, bibliotek
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357794 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-21 Created: 2018-08-21 Last updated: 2018-08-21
Andersdotter, K., Rayner, J. & Norlin, H. (2018). Råttan i pizzan och trollet på nätet: falska nyheter och källkritik på internet. In: Hössjer, Amelie; Magnusson, Maria; Reinholdsson, Peter (Ed.), Pedagogiska utmaningar i en dynamisk samtid: Universitetspedagogisk utvecklingskonferens 12 oktober 2017 (pp. 8-21). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
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2018 (English)In: Pedagogiska utmaningar i en dynamisk samtid: Universitetspedagogisk utvecklingskonferens 12 oktober 2017 / [ed] Hössjer, Amelie; Magnusson, Maria; Reinholdsson, Peter, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2018, p. 8-21Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Definitionen av sanning och verklighet har skiftat genom tiderna. I dag brukar det framhållas att samhället har uppnått en slags konsensus kring vad som är sant och verkligt genom att tillämpa ett vetenskapligt arbetssätt för att besvara frågor. För att bedriva forskning krävs fri tillgång till information och för att kunna göra en källkritisk bedömning av informationens innehåll krävs informationskompetens – möjligheten för vem som helst att publicera vad som helst har ändrat informationslandskapet radikalt. En av bibliotekariens viktigaste kompetenser i ett informationssamhälle i snabb utveckling är att inhämta och kritiskt granska information. Ett föränderligt publiceringslandskap och ett internet som möjliggör nya samarbeten och metoder ställer högre krav på både lärares och studenters arbetssätt. Den här verkstaden syftade till att presentera den undervisning Universitetsbiblioteket utför och med hjälp av deltagarna hitta nya uppslag för våra utbildningar. Hur går vi vidare från tillgång till digitala tjänster (att kunna maila, att söka i en databas, att använda ordbehandlare) till en meningsfull tillgång (att kunna kritiskt utvärdera den information man hittar online, att förstå hur data fungerar, att förstå hur innehåll skapas på internet)?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2018
Series
Rapportserie från avdelningen för kvalitetsutveckling
Keywords
source criticism, library pedagogy, media and information literacy, mil, fake news, källkritik, biblioteksundervisning, medie- och informationskunnighet, mik, falska nyheter
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Education; Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374167 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Andersdotter, K., Grenholm, E., Johansson, H., Spjut, S. & Sävhammar, L. (2017). Digitala kompetenser: Vägen till ett självskattningstest för folkbibliotekspersonal. Uppsala
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Läns- och regionbiblioteken i Dalarna, Stockholm, Uppsala och Örebro har tillsammans utvecklat ett självskattningstest för bibliotekspersonal kring digitala kompetenser. Att utveckla bibliotekspersonalens digitala kompetenser är extra aktuellt i och med den nationella kompetensutvecklingssatsningen Digitalt först med användaren i fokus som pågår 2018-2020.

Rapporten beskriver processen med att ta fram självskattningstestet och definierar begreppen medie- och informationskunnighet (MIK) och digitala kompetenser utifrån ett internationellt perspektiv, framför allt EU:s DigComp-ramverk.

Till sist diskuteras framtida användningsområden och möjligheter för självskattningstestet som metod för digital kompetensutveckling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2017. p. 21
Keywords
mil, media and information literacy, public libraries, digital competences, self-efficacy, mik, medie- och informationskunnighet, folkbibliotek, digitala kompetenser, självskattning
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339476 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-01-22Bibliographically approved
Andersdotter, K. (2016). A Single-Minded Market for Digital Assets?: Copyright clearance of orphan works in the digitisation ecosystem. (Student paper).
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2016 (English)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This dissertation assesses the Swedish and the United Kingdom (UK) legislative frameworks for cross-border copyright clearance of orphan works in mass-digitisation schemes. By reviewing relevant copyright frameworks and practices around the world, interviewing Swedish and British experts in the field of libraries and copyright, and discussing the national solutions applied in Sweden and the UK, conclusions are drawn to form a roadmap for future policy work in the area.

The findings are that even though copyright clearance systems for orphan works work well in their national context, they wouldn’t be transferable to a cross-border context due to the different legal and societal traditions in the EU Member States. Solutions for cross-border access could be a general copyright law exception (which is a time-consuming process and therefore less usable in practice in the next 5-10 years), create and build on rightsholder registers with increased collaboration with CMOs, changed management of digital collections (e.g. only digitising orphan works that are in the public domain), or work towards soft legislative solutions (such as an MoU).

Publisher
p. 53
Keywords
copyright, orphan works, digitisation, information policy, digital asset and media management, extended collective licensing
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328034 (URN)
Thesis level
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
Note

Licens: CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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