Essential Reading for AAUP 2010
Here you'll find some of the articles, reports, and sudies informing today's scholarly publishing conversations—and the buzz in Salt Lake.
• Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet
by Christine L. Borgman (MIT Press, 2007)
Sandy Thatcher, Penn State University Press, pointed the AAUP constituency to this book as a guide to start thinking about what role, if any, university presses should play in the dissemination of data, either separately as data sets or in conjunction with monographs.
Visit MIT Press for more information, including an interview with Christine Borgman.
• Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines
by Diane Harley, et al. (Center for Studies in Higher Education, January 2010)
CSHE (based at UC Berkeley), with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been conducting research since 2005 to understand the needs and practices of faculty for in-progress scholarly communication (i.e., forms of communication employed as research is being executed) as well as archival publication. This is the final report of the Future of Scholarly Communications project. Dr. Diane Harley, director of theHigher Education in the Digital Age project at CSHE, will be speaking at an AAUP 2010 plenary on Friday, June 18, at 1:45 PM.
Visit CSHE for more information about the Future of Scholarly Communications study, including additional reports on project findings.
• "To E or Not to E," Choice 2010 University Press Forum
Commentary from university press directors Carey Newman (Baylor), Kathleen Keane (Johns Hopkins), Ellen Faran (MIT), Peter Dougherty (Princeton), and Alex Holzman (Temple).
• Glossary of E-Book and XML Terms
A work in progress, this glossary is for use by attendees of the AAUP Annual Conference in June 2010. A one-page handout for the e-book workshop will be created from this list.