Articles: May/June 2014
The scholarly community needs to find new answers to the questions of organization, preservation, and evaluation in the digital environment. Changing scholarly practices are leading to changing behaviors in scholarly communication.
How does the digital humanities differ from the non-digital humanities? How might it fit into the evolving landscape of higher education? Is the movement a revolution—or simply an evolution out of the world of humanities computing?
The historical distinction between the digital and the non-digital has become increasingly blurred, to the extent that to talk about the digital presupposes an experiential disjuncture that makes less and less sense. Indeed, perhaps the term "digital" assumes a world of the past.
Today, innovation is increasingly conflated with hype, disruption for disruption's sake, and outsourcing laced with a dose of austerity-driven downsizing. How did we get here? What goals and strategies should we be pursuing if we want to reclaim innovation as a positive force as higher education continues to engage with digital and networked technologies?
By leveraging technology, we can open new doors to scholarly inquiry for ourselves and our students. Through new collaborations, we can create exciting shared spaces, both virtual and physical, where that inquiry can take place. The library is a natural home for these technology-rich spaces.
Rapid Assessment of Information Technologies enables universities to quickly identify, evaluate, and recommend new education technologies. RAIT centers on small, semester-long use cases that let researchers gather data about a technology’s benefits and limitations.
A study surveyed faculty and IT leaders on their perception of and priorities for technological innovation. Responses were categorized into critical success factors for technology innovation, adoption, and diffusion within the University System of Georgia.
A new method of operation for the web would rely on linked open data, which dynamically connects one piece of data to another. The Linked Jazz research project explores the application of linked open data to collections in libraries, archives, and museums.
Agent-based modeling is a kind of applied computing that tackles questions asked by researchers. This tutorial explains why adding agent-based modeling to the suite of software available to faculty and students benefits campus research and learning.
The benefits of open data for researchers include increased visibility and citations, protection against fraud, and increased opportunities for collaboration; the key is to address researcher reservations and integrate better data management and dissemination practices into their existing workflows.
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