Humanities scholars and library-based digital publishing: New forms of publication, new audiences, new publishing roles

Katrina Fenlon, Megan Senseney, Maria Bonn, Janet Swatscheno

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Abstract

The rise of library-based digital scholarly publishing creates new opportunities to meet scholars' evolving publishing needs. This article presents findings from a national survey of humanities scholars on their attitudes toward digital publishing, the diversification of scholarly products, changing perceptions of authorship, and the desire to reach new audiences. Based on survey findings, the authors offer recommendations for how library publishers can make unique contributions to the scholarly publishing ecosystem and support the advancement of digital scholarship in the humanities by accommodating and sustaining more diverse products of digital scholarship, supporting new modes of authorship, and helping scholars reach broader audiences through interdisciplinary and open access publishing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-182
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Digital humanities
  • Digital scholarship
  • Humanities research
  • Library-based publishing
  • Scholarly communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Media Technology

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