ERIC Number: ED409002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Information Technology in Humanities Scholarship: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges. The United States Focus. ACLS Occasional Paper No. 37.
Pavliscak, Pamela; And Others
This report surveys the various applications of information technology to research in the humanities and examines challenges that need to be overcome. The document is divided into five sections. The first section provides a background on changes brought on by technology in the humanities. The second section focuses on information technology and scholarship. Topics include: electronic communication; text; data; images; sound; combined sources/multimedia/World Wide Web; retroconversion projects; original and creative works; electronic publication; and tools. A summary of computer applications in humanities research and future outlook are included at the end of this section. New developments and change are discusses in the third section. The fourth section outlines institutional changes that are necessary to enable effective technology use in humanities scholarship. Topics include: training and support; project management; research infrastructure; digital libraries and archives; information resources; regulatory issues; preservation and access; funding; and humanities support services. The fifth section makes recommendations and lists priorities for humanists, technical experts, librarians, and administrators. Appendices in the final section include acknowledgments, bibliographies, and abbreviations and acronyms. (Contains 37 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.