Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keeping the Whole Scholarly Lifecycle in View

Hot Type: No Reviews of Digital Scholarship = No Respect” (The Chronicle) suggests four elements of successful digital scholarship: “the content, the digital tools used to build it, how its data are structured, and the interface.” Findings in recent reports from the Center for Studies in Higher Education, ARL, and others, suggest that sustainability—including preservation or long-term access—should be added to these four. At issue here is what has been described as the “archive deficit.”