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

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Hall (media and performing arts, Coventry U.) posits open access to information as the key to resisting both the current corporatization of universities and their earlier role as training ground for the elite. His topics include why all academic research and scholarship should be made available online, judgment and responsibility in the Wikipedia era, anti-politics and the Internet, and hyper-cyber-democracy. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In the sciences, the merits and ramifications of open access—the electronic publishing model that gives readers free, irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual access to research—has been vigorously debated and is now increasingly proposed as a valid means of both disseminating knowledge and career advancement. In Digitize This Book! Gary Hall presents a timely and ambitious polemic on the potential that open access publishing has to transform both “papercentric” humanities scholarship and the institution of the university itself.

Hall, a pioneer in open access publishing in the humanities, explores the new possibilities that digital media have for creatively and productively blurring the boundaries that separate not just disciplinary fields but also authors from readers. Hall focuses specifically on how open access publishing and archiving can revitalize the field of cultural studies by making it easier to rethink academia and its institutions. At the same time, by unsettling the processes and categories of scholarship, open access raises broader questions about the role of the university as a whole, forcefully challenging both its established identity as an elite ivory tower and its more recent reinvention under the tenets of neoliberalism as knowledge factory and profit center.

Rigorously interrogating the intellectual, political, and ethical implications of open access, Digitize This Book! is a radical call for democratizing access to knowledge and transforming the structures of academic and institutional authority and legitimacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816648719
Author:
Hall, Gary
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Political aspects
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Computers & Technology
Subject:
Electronic publishing
Subject:
SOC052000
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Internet - Political aspects
Subject:
Communication in learning and scholarship.
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Electronic Mediations
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
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In the sciences, the merits and ramifications of open access—the electronic publishing model that gives readers free, irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual access to research—has been vigorously debated and is now increasingly proposed as a valid means of both disseminating knowledge and career advancement. In Digitize This Book! Gary Hall presents a timely and ambitious polemic on the potential that open access publishing has to transform both “papercentric” humanities scholarship and the institution of the university itself.

Hall, a pioneer in open access publishing in the humanities, explores the new possibilities that digital media have for creatively and productively blurring the boundaries that separate not just disciplinary fields but also authors from readers. Hall focuses specifically on how open access publishing and archiving can revitalize the field of cultural studies by making it easier to rethink academia and its institutions. At the same time, by unsettling the processes and categories of scholarship, open access raises broader questions about the role of the university as a whole, forcefully challenging both its established identity as an elite ivory tower and its more recent reinvention under the tenets of neoliberalism as knowledge factory and profit center.

Rigorously interrogating the intellectual, political, and ethical implications of open access, Digitize This Book! is a radical call for democratizing access to knowledge and transforming the structures of academic and institutional authority and legitimacy.

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