[Humanist] 23.637 new report: the future of scholarly communication

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 637.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:25:07 -0800
        From: Diane Harley <dianeh at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: Final publication of CSHE/Mellon Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication

We are delighted to announce the publication of the final report:
Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of
Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines.

The full report can be accessed at: http://escholarship.org/uc/cshe_fsc

Since 2005, the Center for Studies in Higher Education_(CSHE), with generous
funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been conducting research to
understand the needs and practices of faculty for in-progress scholarly
communication (i.e., forms of communication employed as research is being
executed) as well as archival publication.

The final report brings together the responses of 160 interviewees across 45,
mostly elite, research institutions in seven selected academic fields:
archaeology, astrophysics, biology, economics, history, music, and political
science. Our premise has always been that disciplinary conventions matter and
that social realities (and individual personality) will dictate how new
practices, including those under the rubric of Web 2.0 or cyberinfrastructure,
are adopted by scholars. That is, the academic values embodied in disciplinary
cultures, as well as the interests of individual players, have to be considered
when envisioning new schemata for the communication of scholarship at its
various stages.

Links to the complete results of our ongoing work can be found at the Future of
Scholarly Communication's project website.

Diane Harley, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Director, Higher Education in the Digital Age
Center for Studies in Higher Education
771 Evans Hall, # 4650
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
scproject at berkeley.edu

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