Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now Series (Electronic Mediations, Volume 24)

Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now Series (Electronic Mediations, Volume 24)

Gary Hall


within the sciences, the benefits and ramifications of open access—the digital publishing version that provides readers loose, irrevocable, around the world, and perpetual entry to research—have been vigorously debated. Open entry is now more and more proposed as a legitimate technique of either disseminating wisdom and profession development. In Digitize This booklet! Gary corridor provides a well timed and bold polemic at the capability that open entry publishing has to rework either "papercentric" humanities scholarship and the establishment of the college itself. corridor, a pioneer in open entry publishing within the humanities, explores the recent percentages that electronic media have for creatively and productively blurring the limits that separate not only disciplinary fields but additionally authors from readers. corridor focuses in particular on how open entry publishing and archiving can revitalize the sector of cultural stories by way of making it more straightforward to reconsider academia and its associations. while, via unsettling the approaches and different types of scholarship, open entry increases broader questions on the function of the college as an entire, forcefully difficult either its validated identification as an elite ivory tower and its more moderen reinvention lower than the tenets of neoliberalism as wisdom manufacturing unit and revenue heart. conscientiously interrogating the highbrow, political, and moral implications of open entry, Digitize This e-book! is an intensive demand democratizing entry to wisdom and remodeling the constructions of educational and institutional authority and legitimacy.

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