ERIC Number: ED460670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Zemsky, Robert, Ed.
Policy Perspectives, v10 n3 Dec 2001
The fundamental concern of the roundtable on which this essay is based was the world of scholarship's ability to sustain and develop a system of scholarly communication that makes individual contributions to the knowledge base broadly accessible for judgment within and among the academic disciplines. The focus was on the disciplines that have traditionally made the library, as opposed to the laboratory, their home. Society has come to value the products of the sciences more highly than those of the humanities and social sciences. Scholarly publication, whether digital or print, is a complex process that involves a range of players. This essay makes some suggestions for the dissemination of scholarly work, including broadening the conception of the audience, that scholarly work in the humanities and the social sciences should address. The potential for technology to expand those who can benefit from scholarly materials and the materials that can be made available should be explored. The essay calls for the preservation of peer review, increased partnerships among different stakeholders, better education about copyright and related issues, and new models for meeting the costs of scholarly communication and publication. (SLD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Humanities, Information Dissemination, Peer Evaluation, Research Reports, Scholarly Journals, Social Sciences, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Knight Higher Education Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Based on the Roundtable on Scholarly Communication in the Humanities and Social Sciences (March 2001) convened by the Association of Research Libraries, the National Humanities Alliance, and the Knight Collaborative. Published three times per year.