Open Data and the Panton Principles in the Humanities
1. funded within the Austrian Competence Center Programme
Open Data and the
Panton Principles for
the Humanities - How
do we go about that?
Session originally proposed by Iain
What is Open Science?
“Open Science means opening up the research
process by making all of its outcomes, and
the way in which these outcomes were achieved,
publicly available on the World Wide Web”
(Kraker et al. 2011)
Open Data Open Source
Publishing the data sets collected in the
research process on the World Wide Web,
without restricting their use (Murray-Rust
Reuse of data
Aggregation of data
GenBank (storing DNA data sequences) –
DataShop: educational data resources
Peter Murray-Rust, Cameron Neylon,
Rufus Pollock, John Wilbanks (2010)
When publishing data make an explicit
and robust statement of your wishes
Use a recognized waiver or license that is appropriate
If you want your data to be effectively used and added
to by others it should be open as defined by the Open
Knowledge/Data Definition - in particular non-commercial
and other restrictive clauses should not be used.
Explicit dedication of data underlying published science
into the public domain via PDDL or CCZero is strongly
Panton Principles in the Humanities
Proposal by Iain Emsley and James Harriman-Smith (2013)
“When publishing a work, make an explicit and robust
statement about the uses to which all elements of that work
(including annotation, introduction, index, etc.) may be
“Use a recognized waiver or license that is appropriate for that
“If you want your work to be effectively used, adapted, and
added to by others it should be open as defined by the Open
Content Definition […]”
“Explicit dedication of annotations, editorial matter, etc.
embedded in the published work to the public domain is
strongly recommended and ensures compliance with the Open
“Explicit declaration of sources is strongly recommended,
regardless of their copyright status, in order to foster a
culture of both ‘attibute’ and ‘share-alike’.”
Goal of this session
A set of clear principles
which describe what we mean by Open
Data in the humanities,
what these should contain
and how to the use them
Emsley, I., Harriman-Smith, J. (2013). Repost of
Principles for Open Humanities and Literature.
Retrieved from 13/07/2014 from
Kraker, P., Leony, D., Reinhardt, W., & Beham, G.
(2011). The Case for an Open Science in
Technology Enhanced Learning. International
Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 6(3),
Murray-Rust, P., Neylon, C., Pollock, R., Wilbanks, J.
(2010). Panton Principles, Principles for open
data in science. Retrieved 13/07/2014 from
Murray-Rust, P. (2008). Open Data In Science.
Serials Review, 34(1), pp.52-64.