Making a Digital Research Project in the History of Modern Art and Photography
The Art and Photo Magazine „Camera Work“
This essay enfolds the conceptual and practical steps towards an open access project using the example of the digital version of the international art and photo journal Camera Work at the Heidelberg University Library. It problematizes digital publication in a time when clear transnational rules for digital projects are still lacking and gives suggestions towards possible solutions such as the practice of fair use for non-profit scholarly materials. The text also serves as the editorial for the journal’s digital facsimile and opens up a new understanding of Camera Work on a global scale, as a material object on the threshold between analogue and digital photography.