[PW] The Academic Book of the Future Kindle Edition

Barbara & George Grenier grenier at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 12 06:55:32 PST 2015

This is free today, would it be of interest to anyone here?


The Academic Book of the Future Kindle Edition
by Samantha Rayner (Author, Editor), Rebecca E. Lyons (Editor)

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.

What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, 
physical and digital, can they be found in? How 
are they made, bought, and read? These questions 
are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen 
experts from the fields of bookselling, 
publishing, university libraries, and academic 
research in this volume of essays, which was 
produced in conjunction with the team from the 
AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future 
Project as an accelerated publishing challenge 
for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics 
include campus bookshops and bookselling, the 
role of national libraries, Open Access, the 
Research Excellence Framework, and publishing 
innovation. The approaches explore the realities 
of the present and venture all the way through to 
possible futures. There is something here for 
everyone who is connected to academic books – 
however these are defined, and whatever shape they are read in. 

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