[Humanist] 23.639 CSHE/Mellon report on scholarly communication

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Feb 14 10:11:10 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 639.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 11:07:18 -0500
        From: "Joe Raben" <joeraben at cox.net>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.637 new report: the future of scholarly communication
        In-Reply-To: <20100213062017.30C2A45033 at woodward.joyent.us>

It is amazing that the CSHE/Mellon Assessing the Future Landscape of 
Scholarly Communication fails to include anything related to literature. The 
closest it comes to the humanities is a report on history and 
archaeology (which often are regarded as social sciences) and "music" (by 
which it seems to mean muiscology), a minor field which may not be 
representative. When the number of scholars interviewed is divided by the 
number of disciplines covered, one needs to wonder how representative the 
conclusions really are. The conservative, anti-technology attitude reported 
among those who control the careers of junior faculty, even if not advocated 
in the report, seems to show little respect for the openmindedness of senior 
academics that is supposed to be the hallmark of scholarship.

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