Questions: What is data for a humanist/journalist? Where and how do we find it? What ethical considerations are involved in preserving, copying and using data for our own projects?
- Trevor Owens, “Defining Data for Humanists.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1, 2011.
- Kenneth Goldsmith, “Archiving is the New Folk Art.” Harriet Blog. 1 April 2011.
- Meg Kribble. “What do Public Domain and Creative Commons Mean?” Harvard University Library, 21 July 2017.
- Victor Baeza, “Copyright Basics.” OSU Edmon Low Library.
Optional: Mark Briggs, “Ownership, Copyright and Fair Use.” Journalism Next, pp. 157-158.
- I have “archived” three useful videos about copyright at my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqIW-smWD67oantfe9rvVdCjAkuHu1WBw
- “Copyright Frequently Asked Questions.” Teaching Copyright.
- “Fair Use Worksheet.” University of Minnesota Library — Need to test whether you can use an artifact? This worksheet steps you through the process.
- WordPress Guide to Finding Free Images
Skills Workshop: Searching the Public Domain; Running a Copyright test; Making an Infographic
See Blog Prompt 3 for this week’s prompt; Due before class today (1/31). We will comment in class.
Task 1: Take the Copyright quiz at: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=copyrightfair-use-quiz Print your results and hand it to me with your name on the document.
Task 2: Using Venngage, Piktochart, Canva, or the desktop based presentation software Powerpoint, create an infographic “Guide” to the digital archive or project you evaluated for this week. Your guide should discuss: the basic subject of the archive or project, the creators or host institutions and their aims, the type of information that can be found there, and the type of info that cannot be found there (i.e. what are the limits of the archive or project). If there are difficulties using the site, note those too. Try to convey this data visually using images and assets (sketches, cartoons, etc.) available in the public domain or via a creative commons reuse license.
When you are done (no later than 2/7), post the “Guide” to your blog for review; if you feel it’s necessary, explain your rationale for representing your resource in the way that you have. Before next week, comment on at least 3 of your peers’ infographics. Comments should be specific, and evaluative but also constructive: what did you find helpful or confusing about the graphic? What do you think the author could add or subtract to make it clearer?
Resources for making an infographic
- Justin, Wiesenfeld. “8 Types of Infographics. Which One is Right For You?” Piktochart.com
- See Mei Chow. “Making the Best of Visual Arrangement.” Piktochart.com
Piktochart Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIa0v_inDOM Piktochart Tutorial 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wOIcf5lcdo
Award-winning sample infographics: