ERIC Number: ED414825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-18
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of Liberal Arts Software.
Baerman, Paul W.
This document is a report of a two-year effort by Duke University Press to make National Collegiate Software (NCS), a clearinghouse for faculty-authored liberal arts software for classroom use, a viable, scholastically respectable, self-supporting operation. NCS initially had been operated by North Carolina State University. When Duke University Press took over the program, it was with the expectation that the operating and marketing efforts needed would be analogous to those used for the books and journals published by most university presses. Duke turned the program into a more sophisticated software publishing operation rather than the clearinghouse it had been, and gained national recognition for a number of titles. However, the project never achieved break-even status, and the list of 170 software titles was sold to a commercial publisher. A catalog of the software that was available under the Duke University Press imprint is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Technology, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Humanities, Information Technology, Instructional Materials, Marketing, Peer Evaluation, Publications, Scholarly Journals, Social Sciences
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.; Duke Univ., Durham, NC.