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Henry M. Gladney, Long-Term Digital Preservation: A Digital Humanities Topic? [Abstract]

We argue that the so-called Digital Humanities fail to meet conventional criteria to be an accredited field of study on a par with Literature, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Civil Engineering, or even a specialized professorial emphasis such as Ancient History or Nuclear Physics. The argument uses long-term digital preservation as an example to argue that Digital Humanities proponents’ case for their research agenda does not merit financial support, emphasizing practical aspects over subjective theory.