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The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons, Samantha J. Rayner

The Academic Book of the Future

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Book Description

Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Academic Book of the Future ebook for free in PDF format (1.5 MB).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
The Academic Book of the Future
Part I
Chapter 1
The Academic Book as Socially-Embedded Media Artefact
Chapter 2
Wearable Books
Chapter 3
The Impossible Constellation: Practice as Research as a Viable Alternative
Part II
Chapter 4
The Academic Book of the Future and the Need to Break Boundaries
Chapter 5
The Academic 'Book' of the Future and Its Function
Chapter 6
The University Press and the Academic Book of the Future
Part III
Chapter 7
National Libraries and Academic Books of the Future
Chapter 8
Strategic Engagement and Librarians
Chapter 9
Academic Libraries and Academic Books: Vessels of Cultural Continuity, Agents of Cultural Change
Part IV
Chapter 10
Selling Words: An Economic History of Bookselling
Chapter 11
The Future of the Academic Book: The Role of Booksellers
Chapter 12
Back to the Future: The Role of the Campus Bookshop
Further Reading

Book Details

The Academic Book of the Future
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
1.5 MB

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