Blogging from The Book Conference

Greetings from Washington DC and the 6th International Conference of the Book. Just had a interesting session from John Willinksy from Standford, who shares my thoughts about the demise of the book, albeit in the specialist area of the academic monograph. Drawing on his previous work in the Public Knowledge project, working on academic journals, he’s proposing an “Open Monograph” system designed to revitalise a moribund sector. Might work as a model for the wider industry as well…


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