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ERIC Number: ED479028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887334-99-8
New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive? Optimizing Collections and Services for Scholarly Use.
Smith, Abby
This report explores the following types of emerging scholarship: (1) experimental--designed to develop and model a methodology for generating recorded information about a historical event or an academic discipline that might otherwise go undocumented; (2) open-ended--generates digital objects that are intended to be added to over time; (3) interactive--gathers content through dynamic interactions among the participants; (4) software-intensive--stipulates that the tools for using the data are as important to preserve as is the content; (5) multimedia--creates information in a variety of genres and texts, time lines, images, audio, video, and file formats; and (6) unpublished--designed to be used and disseminated through the Web, yet not destined to be published formally or submitted for peer review. Examples of new-model scholarship are presented. Enterprise-based and community-based models for preservation of digital content are described. Two related papers are appended: "Organizational Models for Digital Archiving" (Dale Flecker); and "Digital Preservation in the United States: Survey of Current Research, Practice, and Common Understandings" (Daniel Greenstein and Abby Smith). Contains a list of nine references and 15 Web site addresses. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.