16.435 self-archiving

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 02:50:03 EST

  • Next message: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty

                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 435.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 07:19:34 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: self-archiving

    While I take Patrick Durusau's point in Humanist 16.417, that centrally
    organized and indexed self-archiving is better than the individual, the
    latter is immediately possible at minuscule expense of time and effort.
    Doing the latter does not rule out the former -- indeed, it might stimulate
    demand for a humanities (computing) version of the arXiv.org e-print
    archive (http://arxiv.org/) or Cogprints (http://cogprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/).

    Various people have noted, some with alarm, the tendency of students
    nowadays to look *only* on the Web for their research materials. Making
    sure that the right stuff is online to be found may be the only practical
    response to the growing trend.

    I understand that in arXiv.org particle physists, for example, tend to rely
    heavily on the archive, astronomers not so much. It seems unlikely that our
    colleagues in other fields of the humanities will accept self-archived
    writings on anything like the same footing as conventionally produced ones.
    But we could continue to submit to the journals *and* self-archive in an
    organized way. I continue to be not a little bemused that we in humanities
    computing, as a whole, are not among the most radical experimenters. We
    were once with e-mail discussion groups.


    Dr Willard McCarty | Senior Lecturer | Centre for Computing in the
    Humanities | King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS || +44 (0)20
    7848-2784 fax: -2980 || willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Thu Jan 23 2003 - 02:55:45 EST