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.
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Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
The Academic Book of the Future
The Academic Book as Socially-Embedded Media Artefact
The Impossible Constellation: Practice as Research as a Viable Alternative
The Academic Book of the Future and the Need to Break Boundaries
The Academic 'Book' of the Future and Its Function
The University Press and the Academic Book of the Future
National Libraries and Academic Books of the Future
Strategic Engagement and Librarians
Academic Libraries and Academic Books: Vessels of Cultural Continuity, Agents of Cultural Change
Selling Words: An Economic History of Bookselling
The Future of the Academic Book: The Role of Booksellers
Back to the Future: The Role of the Campus Bookshop