Questionnaire Summary | Field Agenda | Readings
OF QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES IN PERFORMING ARTS
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Summary of Performing Arts
responses to the questionnaire, prioritized from
highest to lowest.
Many use primary sources
extensively, either by examination of the
original source materials, or in facsimile.
Many also use trusted
secondary sources, although this was less
popular, because of potential biases of other
Use of electronic indexes
or databases was deemed vital, either in on-line
library catalogs, or in other Internet space (web
sites, newsgroup archives, or specialized
databases on CD-ROM).
to Facilitate Research
The most frequently
expressed need was the ability to access primary
sources, on-line, with concomitant searchable
database, either for full-text or keywords.
On-line indexes, without
source content, were also useful, to find
sources, which could then be ordered or viewed
Other tools used or needed
devices to digitize sources.
readers/writers for electronic
teaching tools and tutorials.
interlibrary loan" or on-line
C. Barriers for
Non-recognition of digital
publication as "real publication."
The steepness of the
"learning curve" to use available tools
Current interpretation of
copyright and fair-use regulations in scholarship
Lack of ability to validate
information on the web, since most is not
peer-reviewed or vetted.
Robert M. Keller
History | Interdisciplinary
Studies | Language and
Literature | Performing
Arts | Visual and