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Dahlström, Mats
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Dahlström, M. (2019). Copies and Facsimiles. International Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(2), 195-208, Article ID 8.
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Digital Humanities, ISSN 2524-7832, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 195-208, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concepts of original and copy, of source and facsimile, always convey particular understandings of the process of reproducing documents. This essay is an analysis of these concepts, in particular copies and facsimiles, framed within the context of digital reproduction. The activities and cases discussed are picked from two areas: digital scholarly editing and cultural heritage digitization performed by research libraries. The conceptual analysis draws on three fields of scholarly inquiry: scholarly editing, library and information science, and philosophical aesthetics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
digitisation, digital facsimiles, scholarly editing, library and information science, philosophical aesthetics
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22337 (URN)10.1007/s42803-019-00017-5 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. & Hansson, J. (2019). Documentary Provenance and Digitized Collections: Concepts and Problems. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 6(1), Article ID 8.
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings from the Document Academy, ISSN 2473-215X, Vol. 6, no 1, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Provenance research in digitized memory institution collections is mainly devoted to documenting and mapping the trajectories of the physical source documents across time, place and contexts, primarily by developing metadata standards and data models. The provenance of the digital reproduction and its relation to one or several physical source documents is however not being subjected to much inquiry. A possible explanation for this is the face-value approach with which we tend to regard digital reproductions. Looking more closely at such reproductions and their complex digitization process suggests a far from straightforward and linear provenance relation, and begs the question of what it is we actually see on the screen and what source document the digital reproduction purports to reproduce. To ascertain this provenance bond and hence the value, authenticity and usability of the digital reproduction, users need to be provided with keys such as a thorough account of the digitization process, access to various states of the digital images, exhaustive metadata for the reproduction, and not least paradata documenting the digitization process, including conversion, editing, curation, and decisions made during the process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Joacim Hansson, 2019
Keywords
digital humanities, digital reproductions, digitisation, paradata, provenance
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22338 (URN)10.35492/docam/6/1/8 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2019). What We See on the Screen. In: Platform Digital Humanities: . Paper presented at Platform Digital Humanities, Antwerpen April 1, 2019.. Antwerpen
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2019 (English)In: Platform Digital Humanities, Antwerpen, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

However you define digital humanities (DH), it often revolves around digitized objects at libraries and archives. In particular, such digital reproductions are used within digital scholarly editions. There, the digital facsimiles are not only illustrations supporting a scholarly text transcription, but can also serve as research tools and instruments for accountability and accessibility. Nevertheless, the “critical gaze” of scholarly editors and DH is directed at text transcriptions, whereas digital facsimiles are often uncritically taken at face value. There seems to be room for an increased critical understanding of such images as interpretations based on scholarly informed deliberation. Partly, this “face value” approach is fostered by the paradigm of mass digitization, where image capture is considered a trivial and straight-forward task. But many projects and materials need other approaches, and labels such as critical digitization (Dahlström 2010) or slow digitization (Prescott & Hughes 2018) suggest alternative strategies. In fact, whereas several library digitization projects seem to take on the form of scholarly editing, recent trends in digital scholarly editing such as documentary editing seem to overlap with library digitization. How do these activities relate to one another, and what can they learn from each other? In this talk, I will address some of the critical considerations libraries face when digitizing their holdings, with significant bearing on the value and (re)usability of the digital reproductions when placed within a scholarly context. Examples from digitized library collections will be used to support a discussion on authenticity, provenance, accessibility, openness, (re)usability, social engagement and collaborative efforts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Antwerpen: , 2019
Keywords
digital humanities, digitization, scholarly editing
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22361 (URN)
Conference
Platform Digital Humanities, Antwerpen April 1, 2019.
Available from: 2020-01-02 Created: 2020-01-02 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Dahl, T. A., Dahlström, M., Doracic, A. & Maceviciute, E. (2018). Scandinavian cooperation in teaching a joint Master’s course on e-books. In: Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, Vittore Casarosa, and Elena Macevičiūtė (Ed.), The Future of Education in Information Science: Proceedings from FEIS – International EINFOSE Symposium 10–11 September 2018 Pisa, Italy. Paper presented at FEIS – International Symposium organized by EINFOSE, Pisa, Italy 10–11 September, 2018. (pp. 35-45). Osijek, Croatia
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2018 (English)In: The Future of Education in Information Science: Proceedings from FEIS – International EINFOSE Symposium 10–11 September 2018 Pisa, Italy / [ed] Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, Vittore Casarosa, and Elena Macevičiūtė, Osijek, Croatia, 2018, p. 35-45Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the paper is to share the experience of collaboration among Scandinavian iSchools in creating and implementing a joint course. The authors explore their own activity and documentation produced in relation to the collaboration around the development and implementation of the advanced course on ebooks. The results of the collaboration are expressed in terms of new experience, knowledge, and implementation of a new course on the advanced level for library and information science students. The results of the paper generalize these experiences and present the challenges and lessons learned in the process of collaboration. The paper presents a workable administrative model for cross-national joint courses. In addition, it outlines design and teaching methods for a Master’s course on e-books for library and information science students. A joint course with a shared syllabus and cross-national teacher teams gives added value to the students by getting the best out of the combined expertise. Administrative details should be implemented locally at the collaborating universities rather than try to standardise everything.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Osijek, Croatia: , 2018
Keywords
information science, education, Europe, cooperation
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15664 (URN)9789533141206 (ISBN)
Conference
FEIS – International Symposium organized by EINFOSE, Pisa, Italy 10–11 September, 2018.
Projects
EINFOSE – European Information Science Education: Encouraging Mobility and Learning Outcomes Harmonization
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2018). Swedish digital humanities. Human IT, 14(2), 82-94
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2018 (English)In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 82-94Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
digital humanities, digitisation, humanities, literacy, reading
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15563 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-29 Created: 2018-12-29 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2017). Digitizing cultural heritage material. In: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2017: . Paper presented at Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2017, Gothenburg, March 14-16, 2017. Göteborg: University of Gothenburg
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2017 (English)In: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2017, Göteborg: University of Gothenburg , 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: University of Gothenburg, 2017
Keywords
digitisation, cultural heritage, education
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13489 (URN)
Conference
Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2017, Gothenburg, March 14-16, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2017). Lights and shadows: digitization, digital  facsimiles and scholarly editing. In: Anna-Maria Sichani (Ed.), Digital Scholarly Editing and Modern Greek studies: . Paper presented at Digital Scholarly Editing and Modern Greek studies, Athens Greece, April 24-28, 2017. Athens: National Library of Greece
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2017 (English)In: Digital Scholarly Editing and Modern Greek studies / [ed] Anna-Maria Sichani, Athens: National Library of Greece , 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens: National Library of Greece, 2017
Keywords
digitisation, facsimiles, digital scholarly editing
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13488 (URN)
Conference
Digital Scholarly Editing and Modern Greek studies, Athens Greece, April 24-28, 2017
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Note

Keynote April 27

Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. & Dillen, W. (2017). Litteraturbanken: the Swedish  Literature Bank. RIDE, 6
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2017 (English)In: RIDE, ISSN 2363-4952, Vol. 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Litteraturbanken (The Swedish Literature Bank) is a freely available digital collection of Swedish literary works, ranging from medieval to contemporary literature. It is the result of a cooperation between literary and linguistic scholars, research libraries, and editorial societies and academies. The collection consists not only of digital facsimiles, but of ocr’ed, proof-checked and TEI-encoded transcriptions as well, including EPUB and HTML versions of texts, and in addition scholarly presentations and didactic introductions to works and authors in the collection. It is also being used as a publishing platform for ongoing Swedish scholarly editing projects. Litteraturbanken currently comprises more than 2.000 works, mounting up to more than 100 million of machine-readable words. Litteraturbanken‘s main weak spot is transparency; it does not openly provide satisfactory ways to ensure the editors accountability for the edited texts and images. As a whole, however, Litteraturbanken is an impressive endeavour and paves the way for fruitful cooperation and massive data exchange with e.g. computational linguistics and bibliographic databases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köln: , 2017
Keywords
digitalisering, digital vetenskaplig textutgivning, digitala arkiv
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13483 (URN)10.18716/ride.a.6.2 (DOI)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-09-10Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2016). Digital utgivning av källmaterial. In: Digital publishing and research: . Paper presented at Digital publishing and research, The Finnish Classics Library, Helsingfors, 2016.. Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet
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2016 (Swedish)In: Digital publishing and research, Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet , 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet, 2016
Keywords
digitalisering, digital vetenskaplig textutgivning, källmaterial, digitala arkiv
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13492 (URN)
Conference
Digital publishing and research, The Finnish Classics Library, Helsingfors, 2016.
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, M. (2015). Critical Transmission. In: Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg (Ed.), Between Humanities and the Digital: (pp. 467-481). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
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2015 (English)In: Between Humanities and the Digital / [ed] Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2015, p. 467-481Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2015
Keywords
digital humanities, scholarly editing, digitization, digital libraries
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5433 (URN)978-0-262-02868-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2018-03-30Bibliographically approved
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