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The Mickey Mouse world of humanities scholarship

Law, Derek (2000) The Mickey Mouse world of humanities scholarship. In: Digital Resources for the Humanities 1999, 1999-09-01.

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Abstract

Looks at the contradiction between commercial needs and scholarship such as in the area of copyright. Proposes the need for a serious debate on what is required from an electronic environment for scholarship, then act to set about constructing it. In particular sees the need to consider how the minority subjects, languages and concerns which are the peculiar prerogative of the humanities are to be served by rather than dictated to by networks and how the products of small learned societies are to be made available wherever and whenever needed. Finally the academic community has to begin to look at how non-commercial products of scholarship are to be made available and preserved or the future.