Planned Obsolescence Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
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Description: "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 the academy's future and an argument for reconceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways. Facing these issues head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick focuses on the technological changes--especially greater utilization of internet publication technologies, including digital archives, social networking tools, and multimedia--necessary to allow academic publishing to thrive into the future. But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin. Springing from original research as well as Fitzpatrick's own hands-on experiments in new modes of scholarly communication through MediaCommons, the digital scholarly network she co-founded, Planned Obsolescence explores these aspects of scholarly work, as well as issues surrounding the preservation of digital scholarship and the place of publishing within the structure of the contemporary university. Written in an approachable style designed to bring administrators and scholars into a conversation, Planned Obsolescence explores both symptom and cure to ensure that scholarly communication will remain relevant in the digital future. "--
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College and founding editor of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. She is the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television and has blogged at Planned Obsolescence since 2002.
|Traditional Peer Review and Its Defenses|
|The History of Peer Review|
|The Future of Peer Review|
|The Reputation Economy|
|MediaCommons and Peer-to-Peer Review|
|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|
|Documents, E-books, Pages|
|Reading and the Communications Circuit|
|Publishing, Not for Profit|
|Publishing and the University Mission|
|The History of the University Press|
|The Press as University Publisher|
|About the Author|