New-Model Scholarly Communication: Road Map for Change (2011)
SCI 9, convened at the University of Virginia July 13-15, 2011, brought together scholars, librarians, publishers, higher education administrators, and funders noted for their innovative approaches to scholarly communication. Participants planned to assess new models of humanities publishing, create a road map for catalyzing the most promising of them, and develop implementation strategies.
The fundamentals of scholarly research, authoring, production, and dissemination are being transformed in the digital environment. Scholars often begin with evidence in digital form, use digital tools to examine and analyze evidence, build arguments and present evidence in digital genres, and disseminate the results electronically. Integrating this new model of scholarly production fully into the humanities requires change across all sectors of higher education.
Based on the conversations at SCI 9, Abby Smith Rumsey has published a case statement on the value of the humanities, which we invite you to read.