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Title:Durkheim's imperative: The role of Humanities faculty in the information technologies revolution
Author(s):Jones, Robert Alun
Subject(s):Humanities research
Information technology
Abstract:The arrival of powerful information technologies in the traditional humanistic disciplines has done far more than simply add to the tools available for research and instruction. Those who have embraced these technologies have also experienced a significant disruption of their traditional roles within the academy, producing confusion and disorientation as well as excitement and innovation. Some of the reasons for this confusion are discussed, and one example of two "restabilized" roles for humanities faculty the work of the Advanced Information Technologies Group at the University of Illinois is described. The conclusion explores some of the advantages of this new kind of division of intellectual labor.
Issue Date:1994
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Jones, R.A. (1994) Durkheim's imperative: The role of Humanities faculty in the information technologies revolution. In B. Sutton (ed) Literary texts in an electronic age: Scholarly implications and library services [papers presented at the 1994 Clinic on Library applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1994]: 173-185.
Series/Report:Literary texts in an electronic age: Scholarly implications and library services [papers presented at the 1994 Clinic on Library applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1994]
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/396
ISBN:0878450963
ISSN:0069-4789
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-20


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