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January 08, 2005



Not meaning to blow my own trumpet, but I link to some articles that do broach some of these questions on a recent post :)


Um, there was a link there, but it didn't come out:

A. G.

I have been thinking about this issue more pointedly lately. I just received Lindsay Waters's Enemies of Promise book(let) on these same topics, and the title addresses your third question. Can open access scholarship, particularly the kind of work that Peter Suber is spearheading, help in this crisis? I am halfbaking, but will keep thinking and probably will post to my blog on this.

Am I reading you right: monographs are profitable? Really?


Sorry: "!=" means "not equivalent."


A good book on this topic from the publisher/bookseller point of view is Andre Schiffrin's The Business of Books: How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read.(New York: Verso, 2001).

fred lapides

My friends from academica, some of whom have gone to very prestigious American universities, tell me that a young person seeking a good education would do well to save the zillion dollars spent at an Ivy or other prestige school because he or she would but get grad assistants or part timers for at least two years...Best bet? good liberal arts college that does not offer grad work.

I do recall being at MLA, having drinks, with a group of profs from a mid-west big university. They were discussing a potential tenure prof. One fellow noted that the potential tenure candidate had 6 published articles...another remarked: but that still is no book, right?

so it goes...

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