Digital manipulation of text and data creates new possibilities for scholarship. The Wikipedia entry for Digital humanities provides a good background.
In many cases this is simply an extension of previous scholarly efforts and there are no serious disruptions to the application of current tenure and promotion criteria.
In other cases there are entirely new types of efforts and products, and the scholarly community must develop new ways to recognize and reward such productivity.
Typical concerns include:
Some conversations about the issue are found at:
Some projects that are underway:
Some local SXU initiatives include: