The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons, Samantha J. Rayner

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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

Acknowledgements
 
vii
Notes on Contributors
 
ix
Introduction
The Academic Book of the Future
1
Part I
Academics
 
Chapter 1
The Academic Book as Socially-Embedded Media Artefact
11
Chapter 2
Wearable Books
18
Chapter 3
The Impossible Constellation: Practice as Research as a Viable Alternative
24
Part II
Publishers
 
Chapter 4
The Academic Book of the Future and the Need to Break Boundaries
32
Chapter 5
The Academic 'Book' of the Future and Its Function
39
Chapter 6
The University Press and the Academic Book of the Future
46
Part III
Librarians
 
Chapter 7
National Libraries and Academic Books of the Future
57
Chapter 8
Strategic Engagement and Librarians
66
Chapter 9
Academic Libraries and Academic Books: Vessels of Cultural Continuity, Agents of Cultural Change
74
Part IV
Booksellers
 
Chapter 10
Selling Words: An Economic History of Bookselling
84
Chapter 11
The Future of the Academic Book: The Role of Booksellers
92
Chapter 12
Back to the Future: The Role of the Campus Bookshop
98
Bibliography
 
104
Further Reading
 
114
Index
 
118

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2016
Pages
120
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137595768
ISBN10
1137595760
ISBN13 Digital
9781137595775
ISBN10 Digital
1137595779
PDF Size
1.5 MB
License
CC BY

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