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#OAbooks in the HSS: Contexts, Conversations, Technologies and Communities of Practice

Last week I attended the first major conference entirely dedicated to Open Access books in the HSS, in the British Library, organised by OAPEN and JISC. The two-day conference had … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Open Media Research Seminars – Series 5

Tuesday the 23rd of October Nathaniel Tkacz will give the first talk in the fifth series of Research Seminars at Coventry University  on ‘Open Media’. The seminar series is accompanied … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why experiment? A critical analysis of the values behind digital scholarly publishing

Last month I presented a paper entitled ‘Why Experiment? A Critical Analysis of the Values Behind Digital Scholarly Publishing’ at the 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Paris, France, July … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

DOAB Discussion on Open Access Books

For more than a week now I have been moderating a wonderful discussion on Open Access books as part of wider user needs research for the DOAB (The Directory of … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Living Books about Life: Symbiosis

Together with Pete Woodbridge, I have edited a living book in the excellent new Open Humanities Press book series Living Books about Life, edited by Gary Hall, Joanna Zylinska and … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

On crowd funding Open Access scholarly books

With academia increasingly being abused by budget cuts whilst at the same time being overtaken by the language of business, profit, and sustainability, new ways are being sought to gain … Continue reading

August 3, 2011 · 8 Comments

Full circle with Open Access Monographs

After a previous guest post where he developed an interesting forecast related to academic publishing, Ronald Snijder is back with his thoughts on Open Access monographs. You can reach him … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

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