Sep 17

Scholarly Repositories and the Humanities

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I’d like to explore the question of whether individual scholarly repositories have a place in humanities scholarship. Such repositories are becoming increasingly popular in the sciences and, to some extent, the social sciences through services such as Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), Papers (www.mekentosj.com/papers), and Colwiz (www.colwiz.com). Some possible sub-topics for discussion: Do humanities scholars use such services? Are there missing features that would make such services more attractive? How could such services fit into a library’s technology offerings?

1 comment

  1. Mackenzie Brooks

    I will have to check out these sites more in depth, but these are interesting questions especially in light of the growing trend for academic libraries to build institutional repositories. Would libraries use these personal repositories in place of an institutional one, if perhaps the support wasn’t there? How are institutional repositories succeeding and being used once they’ve gotten the support to be built?

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