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Abstract

In his article, "The New Knowledge Management and Online Research and Publishing in the Humanities," Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek discusses the problematics of new media scholarship and technology and online publishing in the humanities today. He argues that while there are legitimate questions about scholarly material in the humanities online, the reality is that most undergraduate as well as graduate students today use the web for at least the initial stages of their research. In order to increase the quality of content of scholarship on the world wide web, scholars in the humanities ought to get involved with new media scholarship and, consequently, publish new work online. However, as obvious this may be, scholars in the humanities tend to be suspicious of online publishing and are slow to adopt new media technology. In his paper, Tötösy de Zepetnek discusses aspects of both theory with regard to the information highway and new media technology and practical matter such as online research. Tötösy de Zepetnek hopes that while a radical change in thinking and practices is not likely to happen too soon, humanities scholars would employ, increasingly, the possibilities and the advantages -- in both content and form -- new media technology offers for knowledge management and scholarship in the humanities.

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