Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Humanities Scholars Discuss New Digital Age of Communication

An article in the July 18, 2011 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Ed discusses a recent meeting of scholars, librarians, members of scholarly societies, and publishers who met to talk about changes in scholarly communication in the humanities. "'What we're talking about is an era of remaking and rebuilding scholarly communication,' Ms. Rumsey said. 'What's needed now is "a different set of skills, a different kind of energy."Even the term "digital humanities" was called into question.'"

Of particular interest, is a panel session that contained views from participants, and can be found here -  "Views Onto the Future."

You can read more about the Scholarly Communication Institute, funded by the Mellon Foundation, at their website - http://www.uvasci.org/current-institute/.  The institute has held nine sessions on different topics.