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Subject: "Cyberinfrastructure & the Liberal Arts" - Academic Commons special issue
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:05:33 -0500
cni-announce subscribers, whether in liberal arts colleges, universities, or other educational or cultural institutions, will find this special issue of Academic Commons, edited by David Green, of interest.
--Joan Lippincott
Academic Commons today released its December 2007 special issue devoted to CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE & THE LIBERAL ARTS (
Edited by David L. Green (Principal at Knowledge Culture), the issue is dedicated to the memory of Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), an extraordinary historian who inspired a generation of fellow historians and others working at the intersection of the humanities and new technologies (

Cyberinfrastructure offers the liberal arts new resources and new ways of working - with revolutionary computing capabilities, massive data resources and distributed human expertise. How will students, scholars, teachers, librarians, museum professionals and others connect, use and contribute to these new capabilities? Will humanists work collaboratively and produce new forms of scholarship "more interesting than the book"? How will institutions change the way they do business in putting cyberinfrastructure to work?

This collection of essays, interviews and reviews captures the perspectives of scholars, scientists, information technologists and administrators on the challenges and opportunities cyberinfrastructure presents for the liberal arts and liberal arts colleges. What difference will cyberinfrastructure make and how should we prepare?

Table of Contents:

    - David L. Green, "A Cyberinfrastructure for Us All."

*Humanities Cyberinfrastructure*
    - Gary Wells, "The (Uncommon) Challenge of the Cultural Commonwealth" (Review)
    - Kevin Guthrie, "Beyond the ACLS Report: An Interview with John Unsworth."  (Interview)

*Beyond the Two Cultures*
    - Michael Lesk, "From Data to Wisdom: Humanities Research and Online Content." (Essay)
    - Sayeed Choudhury and Timothy Stinson, "The Virtual Observatory and the Roman de la Rose:
         Unexpected Relationships and the Collaborative Imperative." (Essay)

    - Gregory Crane, "'Building the Infrastructure for Cyberscholarship'." (Review)
    - Janet Murray, "Cyberinfrastructure as Cognitive Scaffolding: The Role of Genre Creation
         in Knowledge Making." (Essay)
    - Amelia Carr, Guy Hedreen, and Dana Leibsohn, "Cyberinfrastructure and the Future of
        Art History."  (Roundtable Discussion)

*Institutional Change: Colleges and Museums*
    - David Green, "Leveraging Institutional Change: An Interview with
         James J. O'Donnell." (Interview)
    - David Green, "Museums, Cataloging & Content Infrastructure:
         An Interview with Kenneth Hamma." (Interview)
    - John Weber, "College Museums in a Networked Era--Two Propositions." (Essay)

*Institutional Change: Colleges and Museums*
    - Francis Starr, "Deploying Cyberinfrastructure for the Sciences at
         Liberal Arts Colleges." (Essay)
    - Todd Kelley, "Managed Cyber Services as a Cyberinfrastructure
        Strategy for Smaller Institutions of Higher Education." (Essay)
    - Matthew Coté, "The Sciences, Cyberinfrastructure and the Liberal Arts:
        The Case of the Bates College Imaging Center." (Essay)

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