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Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics

The technologies, economics, and politics of scholarly publication in the humanities will change rapidly in the near future. New electronic publication technologies that do not require large investments of capital—printing presses, warehouses, transport—generate powerful forces directing academic authors away from traditional print publication. This book brings together a team of academics experienced in this new field to explore the practical aspects of electronic publication and reflect on the politics of the knowledge landscape that is emerging. Their accounts of such practical matters as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and coding standards form part of a larger consideration of the new knowledge economy and how the humanities disciplines will fare in a world that increasingly trusts its cultural heritage to magnetism and laser optics rather than inks and paper.

Reviews:
Notes and Queries, 60.2 (2013), pp. 316-318. Reviewed by N. C. Aldred.
The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 109.2 (2015), pp. 265- 266. Reviewed by Kevin J. Donovan.

The technologies, economics, and politics of scholarly publication in the humanities will change rapidly in the near future. New electronic publication technologies that do not require large investments of capital—printing presses, warehouses, transport—generate powerful forces directing academic authors away from traditional print publication. This book brings together a team of academics experienced in this new field to explore the practical aspects of electronic publication and reflect on the politics of the knowledge landscape that is emerging. Their accounts of such practical matters...

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book Details

  • Page Count:

    218 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2010

  • Publisher:

    Iter Press and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Series:

    • Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 401
    • New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2

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