Category Archives for mediacommons

Planned Obsolescence: Now Online

Today’s the day: the project that I’ve been working on for the last year and a half is at last live and open for your reading and commenting pleasure. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy will, … Continue reading

28 September 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, planned obsolescence

Five Years Later

I do not know whether to be amused by the irony or horrified by the passage of time.

30 May 2009 by KF
Categories: blogging, mediacommons

Blog-Based Peer Review

Noah Wardrip-Fruin has posted a thoughtful reconsideration of the experience of putting the manuscript of his forthcoming book, Expressive Processing, through an open peer review process at Grand Text Auto, meditating on a few surprises that he encountered along the … Continue reading

12 May 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, publishing

University Press + University Library = The Future of University Publishing?

crossposted from MediaCommons: The Chronicle of Higher Education announced today that the University of Michigan Press is being restructured as an academic unit housed under the University of Michigan Library. A number of other institutions, including New York University and … Continue reading

23 March 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, publishing

Getting Serious About the Online Part of Research Online

crossposted from MediaCommons: Today’s Inside Higher Ed features an opinion piece by Sara Kubik, urging academics to “get serious” about online forms of research publication. While it once made sense to equate print with quality, it’s time to embrace newer … Continue reading

20 March 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, publishing

Digital Humanities Roundup

I’ve just posted on MediaCommons in order to point to Lisa Spiro’s fantastic post rounding up and reflecting on important developments in the digital humanities in 2008, with particular attention to issues of scholarly communication and open access. This post … Continue reading

25 February 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, publishing, reading

MediaCommons Blogs

I was poking around the web a little while ago, pondering this blog — why I haven’t been posting much in recent months, wishing I were posting more, thinking about what I’d post if I were to post, and so … Continue reading

08 February 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons

Digital Peer Review

cross-posted at MediaCommons In the last few days, I’ve been running across a bunch of activity around the question of peer review in digital publishing, thinking that’s extremely important to MediaCommons as we begin the project of building our peer-to-peer … Continue reading

06 February 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, planned obsolescence

Campus-Based Publishing

The SPARC Campus-Based Publishing Resource Center has officially launched today, along with the guide to creating campus partnerships around publishing issues that Maria mentioned in her comment. I’m very much looking forward to diving in…

22 January 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons, planned obsolescence, publishing

MediaCommons

Yesterday, it probably goes without saying, was a big day, made so not only by the inauguration but also by the first day of classes of the new semester. And even more so, for me personally, by the long-awaited relaunch … Continue reading

21 January 2009 by KF
Categories: mediacommons

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