[Humanist] 26.556 Creative Commons license for ADHO

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 556.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 14:46:06 -0500
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: ADHO Adopts Creative Commons License for Its Web Site

Dear all,

On behalf of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), I'm
pleased to announce that all content on its web site is now available under
a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ license that will enable
individuals and organizations to re-use and adapt ADHO’s documents and
resources, so long as ADHO is cited as the source. This is one of an ongoing
series of actions this year that are being designed to make ADHO resources
more open and available to the larger community.

ADHO’s decision to adopt the CC-BY license was prompted by the recognition
that through explicitly sharing its work it can have a greater impact,
contribute to best practices, and demonstrate its support for open access.
Recently the Program Committee for the 2013 Digital Humanities conference
revamped  http://nowviskie.org/2012/cats-and-ships/  ADHO’s Guidelines for
Proposal Authors &
making them more inclusive, concrete, and transparent. PC chair Bethany
Nowviskie received a request from the organizers of another conference to
re-use these guidelines. The ADHO Steering Committee determined that not
only should the conference guidelines be made freely available, but its
entire web site.

In adopting a Creative Commons license for its website, ADHO follows suit
with several of its existing publications, including *Digital Studies/Le
Champ Numerique*, *Digital Humanities Quarterly*, and *DH Answers*.



--Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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