Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What Does the Future Have in Store for Scholarly Communication?

With new types of media sprouting up seemingly every day, the future of all communication - scholarly and otherwise - is a constant topic of interest.

Today's "Future of Scholarly Communication" theme for University Press Week's ongoing blog tour features opinions from scholarly authors and press staff members about how the ever-changing world of communication will impact scholarly communication's future in particular.

Today's stops on the tour include:

Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty director of metaLAB at Harvard, talks to the Harvard University Press about the emerging currents of experimental scholarship, which his new metaLABprojects book series provides a new platform for.

Duke University Professor of English and Women's Studies Priscilla Wald tells the Duke University Press why she believes scholarly communication has a "slow future" ahead.

Editor Dani Kasprzak discusses a new initiative by the University of Minnesota Press.

University of Texas Press Assistant Editor-in-Chief Robert Devens shares his thoughts on the future of scholarly communication.

Holly Shulman - historian, editor of The Dolley Madison Digital Edition and author of the upcoming People of the Founding Era - talks to the University of Virginia Press about the necessity of university presses adapting to new technology and the difficulties of doing so.

Temple University Press's Alex Holzman explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves.

Stanford University Press Director Alan Harvey talks about new technologies in publishing, the challenges they present, and how the industry model is changing to adapt to them.

Continue to check in here daily for updates about University Press Week, and be sure to keep an eye out for #UPWeek hashtags on Twitter and Facebook!

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