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Friday, August 08, 2008

More support for OA in the humanities

SCI 6 Focuses on Models for Humanities Research Centers, CLIR Issues, July/August 2008.  Excerpt:

In mid-July the University of Virginia hosted the sixth annual Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI 6). This year's institute focused on humanities research centers --specifically, the models that are best able to support and advance technology-enabled humanities scholarship. Some 30 representatives from higher education, funding agencies, and scholarly societies attended....

Participants agreed on the need for more investment in open access collections, tools, and services. Better cross-campus collaboration is needed among scholars and libraries, media learning centers, information technology (IT) centers, and centers for the arts, humanities, or technology. Improved information sharing among centers is also desirable. Participants discussed the possibilities of new organizational models that would encourage integration of theory and practice, multiple disciplines, and different media and formats. They also discussed the need for an array of institutional support services and expertise.

The SCI will post a full report of SCI 6 later this summer....