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Planned obsolescence : publishing, technology, and the future of the academy

Author: Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are facing a range of new ways of working without a clear sense of how to understand and evaluate them. Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9780814727874 0814727875 9780814727881 0814727883
OCLC Number: 710019002
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Peer review. Traditional peer review and its defenses ; The history of peer review ; The future of peer review ; Anonymity ; Credentialing ; The reputation economy ; Community-based filtering ; MediaCommons and peer-to-peer review ; Credentialing, revisited --
Authorship. The rise of the author ; The death of the author ; From product to process ; From individual to collaborative ; From originality to remix ; From intellectual property to the gift economy ; From text to ... something more --
Texts. Documents, e-books, pages ; Hypertext ; Database-driven scholarship ; Reading and the communications circuit ; CommentPress --
Preservation. Standards ; Metadata ; Access ; Cost --
The university. Publishing, not for profit ; New collaborations ; Publishing and the university mission ; The history of the university press ; The press as university publisher ; Sustainability --
Responsibility: Kathleen Fitzpatrick.


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"Thoughtful...Fitzpatrick is well-qualified."-Henrietta Thornton-Verma,Library Journal's "Xpress Reviews" "[A] desire for pre-eminence, authority and disciplinary power - is what blogs and the Read more...

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