Electronic publishing: politics and pragmatics: new technologies in medieval and renaissance studies volume 2

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dc.contributor.author Egan, Gabriel en
dc.contributor.editor Egan, Gabriel en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-01T15:56:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-01T15:56:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Egan, G. (2010) (ed.) Electronic publishing: politics and pragmatics: new technologies in medieval and renaissance studies, vol. 2. Tempe, Arizona: Iter Inc. and ACMRS. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780866980210
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7715
dc.description This is the introductory chapter from a book edited by Gabriel Egan. The book was published by ACMRS Publications [© Iter Inc. and the Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University]. The publisher's website is at: http://www.acmrs.org en
dc.description.abstract The technologies, economics, and politics of scholarly publication in the humanities look set to change rapidly in the near future. Even if the market for print publication were to remain relatively buoyant, national governments (the main direct and indirect funders of research) are increasingly questioning the efficiency and cost of traditional means of dissemination. The academic humanities book market is an unusual sector in publishing because the producers, the academic authors, comprise also the largest sector of the consumers, either directly or through their institutional libraries. From the perspective of those who pay for research, publishers appear to have created and plugged themselves into a circuit of knowledge dissemination (from academics to publishers and back again) to which they do not contribute as much value as they extract. With new electronic publication technologies that do not require large investments of capital (printing presses, warehouses, transport), there are powerful forces directing academic authors away from traditional print publication. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Iter Inc. and the Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies;2
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies;401
dc.relation.uri http://www.acmrs.org/publications/ en
dc.title Electronic publishing: politics and pragmatics: new technologies in medieval and renaissance studies volume 2 en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en


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