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Scholarly Societies in the Humanities: New Models and Innovation

Kathleen Fitzpatrick; Robert Townsend; Dianne Harris; Eileen Gillooly

Title:
Scholarly Societies in the Humanities: New Models and Innovation
Author(s):
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
Townsend, Robert
Harris, Dianne
Gillooly, Eileen
Date:
Type:
Interviews
Department(s):
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Scholarly Communication Program
Libraries and Information Services
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http://youtu.be/0gobZeV6Uzc
Series:
Research Without Borders
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
Scholarly societies have long been central to the scholarly communication system in the humanities. Membership in a scholarly society has provided crucial networking opportunities for scholars. Societies publish prestigious journals, often using revenue from journal subscriptions to underwrite other activities. Yet the sustainability of these services is now under enormous pressure due to factors including the proliferation of social media, changes in scholarly publishing models, and reduced funding opportunities. In response, scholarly societies in the humanities are experimenting with new service models to reinvent themselves as 21st-century institutions. The panelists have all been deeply involved in discussions about the future of learned societies. They are: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association; Robert Townsend, Deputy Director, American Historical Association; and Dianne Harris, past-President, Society of Architectural Historians.
Subject(s):
Education, Higher
Information science
Intellectual property
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Suggested Citation:
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Robert Townsend, Dianne Harris, Eileen Gillooly, , Scholarly Societies in the Humanities: New Models and Innovation, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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