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Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity
Chapter 3 analyzes the role of IT in supporting ITCP work and offers observations for the future design of improved IT tools that would provide better support of ITCP. This role for IT—in service to other disciplines—is a well-appreciated one. Chapter 4 challenges this traditional role to consider how the art and design influences of ITCP can help to advance the discipline of computer science. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss the venues for conducting, supporting, and displaying ITCP work. A wide range of venues—from specialized centers for ITCP to museums and corporations—is explored in Chapter 5; ITCP-related programs and curricula in schools, colleges, and universities are covered in Chapter 6. Institutional and policy issues such as intellectual property concerns, digital archiving and preservation, validation and recognition structures, and regional planning are presented in Chapter 7. In Chapter 8, the policies and practices for funding ITCP work are described and analyzed. The discussions from the chapters are synthesized and findings and recommendations are articulated in the report’s opening “Summary and Recommendations” chapter. Although these findings and recommendations are directed to particular decision makers such as university administrators, officers of funding agencies, or directors of cultural institutions, many of the ideas are applicable to multiple decision makers, given that ITCP transcends current institutional, disciplinary, and professional boundaries.