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Forget the Book

Yesterday I attended the excellent event Forget the Book: Writing in the Age of Digital Publishing, at Goldsmiths, University of London. The event was organised by Sarah Kember and Benjamin … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 1 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

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

Notes on Unbound Books – A Conference Report (Part II)

One of the most interesting sessions on the last day of The Unbound Book conference, was the session on Future Publishing Industries. According to the program the session focused on … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

The academic publisher in 2020

My friend and colleague Ronald Snijder has written a very interesting forecast related to academic publishing. He asked me to publish it here, which I am happy to do. I … Continue reading

January 22, 2011 · 7 Comments

Governance in Times of Change

Last week I attended the International Conference – Digital publishing and its governance: between knowledge and power, which was held from April 28th-30th in Paris. The conference was organized by … Continue reading

May 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

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