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Death of the Author?
"Work-for-hire" and lose author's rights? That's what the University of Oxford Press wants. Read about Steven Shaviro's refusal and the comments from Kevin Smith at Duke University Libraries.
The University of Iowa announces a new book series on The Humanities and Public Life. Visit their page for information and guidelines for prospective authors.
"Cracking Open the Scientific Process," by Thomas Lin, The New York Times
Circulating academic papers in peer reviewed journals is fine if you're stuck in the 17th-century. Why not social network our work, develop it together, collaborate online, have a thoroughly open access humanities? Take a look at how scientists are adapting the Facebook model in sites like ResearchGate. Good idea, or are there drawbacks to this model?
"Networking the Field: The Future of Academic Publishing," by Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
"Giving it Away: Sharing and the Future of Scholarly Publication," by Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Both are talks she presented at the 2012 MLA Conference.