Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 114–132 | Cite as

Increasing the use of electronic resources in the humanities

  • Sören A. Steding


ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING and the use of electronic sources in the humanities open up new possibilities for research and the exchange of ideas while simultaneously providing solutions for how to overcome the crisis in scholarly publishing. In order to improve the usage and academic acceptance of electronic resources in the humanities, it is necessary not only to provide digital data that fulfills the same standards of quality as printed scholarly data, but also to enhance the education and training of scholars and students in using these sources appropriately, to establish a system that ensures precise long term access to these data, and to expand the role that electronic sources play in scholarly publishing. The latter includes the way in which electronic sources are reviewed and evaluated in the tenure and post-tenure process. We must also remain aware of user demands and user behavior, as the success of electronic sources depends on their practical use and usability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African LanguagesMichigan State University, East LansingEast Lansing

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