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Opening Up the Ivory Tower? Access and Academic Publishing

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/21/The_Digital_University_Whats_Next

Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, argues that academic publishing is too restricted to small groups of academics. Bobley claims that too much intellectual and monetary capital is invested “to produce monographs, for example, that no one is going to read.”

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Digital theorists, publishers, scholars and funders offer summary thoughts about academic authority, digital scholarship and pedagogy, and digital technology’s potential for broader social and cultural transformations.

Among these intrerlocuters are Steve Brier Cheryl Ball, Bob Stein, Clifford Lynch, Brett Bobley, and Trebor Scholz. – CUNY

Brett Bobley is the Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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