ERIC Number: ED366321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities: The Implications of Electronic Information. Summary of Proceedings (Irvine, California, September 30-October 2, 1992).
J. Paul Getty Trust, Santa Monica, CA.; American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
This volume constitutes a summary of the proceedings of a conference on the issues faced by humanities scholars in scholarly and instructional use of technology. It captures the conjoint thinking of the participants. Following the plenary session surveying conference objectives, the keynote address by Vartan Gregorian, president of Brown University, explores the explosion and fragmentation of information and the tasks of integrating and resynthesizing this information. The following commissioned papers are summarized: (1) "The Intellectual Implications of Electronic Information" (Oleg Grabar); (2) "The Professional Implications of Electronic Information" (Carolyn C. Lougee); (3) "The Implications of Electronic Information for the Sociology of Knowledge" (Richard A. Lanham); (4)"The Institutional Implications of Electronic Information" (William Y. Arms); and (5) "The Implications of Electronic Information for National Institutions" (Lawrence Dowler). Working groups were established for each of these areas, and the group reports are summarized. Comments by participants are reviewed, and remarks from the final session are summarized. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Futures (of Society), Humanities, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, National Organizations, Online Systems, Professional Development, Scholarship, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: J. Paul Getty Trust, Santa Monica, CA.; American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.