Saturday, April 11, 2009

University Publishing In A Digital Age

University Publishing In A Digital Age / July 26, 2007

Report on University Publishing Released

Scholars have a vast range of opportunities to distribute their work, from setting up web pages or blogs, to posting articles to working paper websites or institutional repositories, to including them in peer-reviewed journals or books. In American colleges and universities, access to the internet and World Wide Web is ubiquitous; consequently nearly all intellectual effort results in some form of “publishing”. Yet universities do not treat this function as an important, mission-centric endeavor.

The result has been a scholarly publishing industry that many in the university community find to be increasingly out of step with the important values of the academy.This paper argues that a renewed commitment to publishing in its broadest sense can enable universities to more fully realize the potential global impact of their academic programs, enhance the reputations of their institutions, maintain a strong voice in determining what constitutes important scholarship, and in some cases reduce costs.

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In partnership with the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library, we are experimenting with a "commentable" version of our paper.

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1 comment:

JQ said...

This was a good report, but given that it's almost 2 years old is it still newsworthy?