By Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Academic associations are dealing with a trouble in scholarly publishing at a number of degrees: presses are under pressure as by no means earlier than, library budgets are squeezed, college are having hassle publishing their paintings, and advertising and tenure committees are dealing with quite a number new methods of operating and not using a transparent feel of ways to appreciate and assessment them.
Planned Obsolescence is either a provocation to imagine extra greatly concerning the academy’s destiny and a controversy for reconceiving that destiny in additional communally-oriented methods. dealing with those matters head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick makes a speciality of the technological changes--especially larger usage of net e-book applied sciences, together with electronic records, social networking instruments, and multimedia--necessary to permit educational publishing to thrive into the longer term. yet she is going extra, insisting that the most important matters that has to be addressed are social and institutional in foundation.
Springing from unique learn in addition to Fitzpatrick’s personal hands-on experiments in new modes of scholarly communique via MediaCommons, the electronic scholarly community she co-founded, deliberate Obsolescence explores those features of scholarly paintings, in addition to matters surrounding the protection of electronic scholarship and where of publishing in the constitution of the modern university. Written in an approachable variety designed to convey directors and students right into a dialog, deliberate Obsolescence explores either symptom and treatment to make sure that scholarly verbal exchange will stay correct within the electronic destiny.
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Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy by Kathleen Fitzpatrick