The Academic Book of the Future

Author: Rebecca E. Lyons,Samantha Rayner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137595779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 1909

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

The Future of the Academic Journal

Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 1780634641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

View: 621

The world of the academic journal continues to be one of radical change. A follow-up volume to the first edition of The Future of the Academic Journal, this book is a significant contribution to the debates around the future of journals publishing. The book takes an international perspective and looks ahead at how the industry will continue to develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides a reliable and impartial view of this fast-changing area. The book includes various discussions on the future of journals, including the influence of business models and the growth of journals publishing, open access and academic libraries, as well as journals published in Asia, Africa and South America. looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers

The Economics of Open Access

On the Future of Academic Publishing

Author: Thomas Eger,Marc Scheufen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785365762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 837

Addressing the recent debate on how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment, this book analyzes the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing. Drawing on a unique, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen discuss their findings in the light of recent policy attempts which have been trying to foster OA, revealing considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market.

Planned Obsolescence

Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

Author: Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814728960

Category: Computers

Page: 245

View: 6018

"Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are facing a range of new ways of working without a clear sense of how to understand and evaluate them. Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about the academy's future and an argument for reconceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways. Facing these issues head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick focuses on the technological changes--especially greater utilization of internet publication technologies, including digital archives, social networking tools, and multimedia--necessary to allow academic publishing to thrive into the future. But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin. Springing from original research as well as Fitzpatrick's own hands-on experiments in new modes of scholarly communication through MediaCommons, the digital scholarly network she co-founded, Planned Obsolescence explores these aspects of scholarly work, as well as issues surrounding the preservation of digital scholarship and the place of publishing within the structure of the contemporary university. Written in an approachable style designed to bring administrators and scholars into a conversation, Planned Obsolescence explores both symptom and cure to ensure that scholarly communication will remain relevant in the digital future. "--

The Future of Academic Freedom

Author: Louis Menand

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226520056

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 5282

The essays respond to critics of the university, but they also respond to one another: Rorty and Haskell argue about the epistemological foundations of academic freedom; Gates and Sunstein discuss the legal and educational logic of speech codes. But in the end the volume achieves an unexpected consensus about the need to reconceive the concept of academic freedom in order to meet the threats and risks of the future.

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

Policy and Infrastructure

Author: Kevin L. Smith,Katherine A. Dickson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 741

This volume of Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library looks closely at issues of policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms of scholarship. The authors discuss how to make the case for open access on campus, as well as the political and policy implications of libraries that themselves want to become publishing entities.

Knowledge Production in the Arab World

The Impossible Promise

Author: Sari Hanafi,Rigas Arvanitis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317364090

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 8783

Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet little time has been invested in the region’s fragmented scientific institutions; institutions that should provide opportunities for individuals to step out on the global stage. Knowledge Production in the Arab World investigates research practices in the Arab world, using multiple case studies from the region with particular focus on Lebanon and Jordan. It depicts the Janus-like face of Arab research, poised between the negative and the positive and faced with two potentially opposing strands; local relevance alongside its internationalization. The book critically assesses the role and dynamics of research and poses questions that are crucial to further our understanding of the very particular case of knowledge production in the Arab region. The book explores research’s relevance and whom it serves, as well as the methodological flaws behind academic rankings and the meaning and application of key concepts such as knowledge society/economy. Providing a detailed and comprehensive examination of knowledge production in the Arab world, this book is of interest to students, scholars and policy makers working on the issues of research practices and status of science in contemporary developing countries.

Tomorrow's Professor

Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering

Author: Richard M. Reis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387120

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

View: 2964

Tomorrow's Professor is designed to help you prepare for, find, and succeed at academic careers in science and engineering. It looks at the full range of North American four-year academic institutions while featuring 30 vignettes and more than 50 individual stories that bring to life the principles and strategies outlined in the book. Tailored for today's graduate students, postdocs, and beginning professors, Tomorrow's Professor: Presents a no-holds-barred look at the academic enterprise Describes a powerful preparation strategy to make you competitive for academic positions while maintaining your options for worthwhile careers in government and industry Explains how to get the offer you want and start-up package you need to help ensure success in your first critical years on the job Provides essential insights from experienced faculty on how to develop a rewarding academic career and a quality of life that is both balanced and fulfilling NEW Bonus material is available for free download at http://booksupport.wiley.com At a time when anxiety about academic career opportunities for Ph.D.s in these field is at an all-time high, Tomorrow's Professor provides a much-needed practical approach to career development.

Quality and the Academic Library

Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision

Author: Jeremy Atkinson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081001347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 4796

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries

Abundance

The Future Is Better Than You Think

Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145161683X

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3929

The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Collaboration and the Academic Library

Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International

Author: Jeremy Atkinson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081022883

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 8040

Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

The Future of Tech Is Female

How to Achieve Gender Diversity

Author: Douglas M. Branson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479875171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2954

The conundrum -- Industries that do not hire or promote -- The paradox -- Qualifications and reservations -- Poor performances by female CEOs -- A history of women in information technology -- Once upon a time -- Basic education : impediments to overcome -- The distant past and near future -- Solutions advanced -- Women to try harder : "lean in" and similar recommendations -- Mandatory quota laws -- Certificate and pledge programs -- Comply or explain regimes -- Mentoring and sponsorship -- Mandatory disclosure : the U.S. experience -- Proposals for stem education -- The industry's answer : an expanded H-1b visa program -- Solutions that may work -- Leavening stem education -- Paying close attention to the pool problem -- Enlarging the pool : easing off-ramps and enhancing on-ramps -- Measure what you intend to manage and ways to manage it -- Adopt a version of the Rooney rule -- Theoretical feminist views -- Needed fixes?now -- Reform the gaming industry -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Publicly held information technology companies -- Appendix B. Publicly held information technology companies?women senior -- Executives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author

The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession

The BRICs and the United States

Author: P. Altbach,G. Androushchak,Y. Kuzminov,M. Yudkevich,L. Reisberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369790

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 3995

This is the first book to critically analyze the future of higher education systems in the four BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - and the USA, analyzing academic salaries, contracts and working conditions and how national policy will affect the academic profession in each context.

The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books

Author: Suzanne Wilson-Higgins

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081020198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 7465

The convergence of online book selling, digital printing, digital document workflow management and the computerization of small parcel logistics created a unique opportunity to create a viable commercial model for printing and supplying books on demand. This innovation was swiftly embraced by the academic publishing community heralding the rescue of the languishing academic monograph. The possibilities captured the imagination of creative academic and niche publishers enabling custom publishing, student editions of monographs, self-compiled wiki books and even the establishment of new university presses and open access publishers. The Impact of Print on-Demand on Academic Books takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by looking back on two decades of innovation, reviewing the present state of academic publishing with respect to works being printed on demand and compiling the current forecasts and speculation about the future of academic and niche publishing given the impact of print on-demand. Presents knowledge on the print-on-demand industry and chronicles developments and their impact on publishing Provides a useful guide for practitioners and students of publishing, and is ideal for academic publishing historians and business academics interested in innovation and digital developments Includes an international perspective, with information from Europe, North America, Australia, and Singapore/China Chronicles business case studies collected from interviews with key individuals from companies who have shaped, or are shaping, the academic POD landscape

All In

Author: Khali Raymond

Publisher: YTER/x Surreal Dreamz Inc.

ISBN: 1370355580

Category: Poetry

Page: 35

View: 5755

Are you ready to put it all on the line to grind? Are you willing to go out there on that field with your face paint and your helmet, going up against all adversity? Get ready to go all in this season! Khali has brought you some poetry that will get you pumped up before primetime!

The Future of Scholarly Writing

Critical Interventions

Author: Angelika Bammer,Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505966

Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 1493

This stimulating collection is the first to take on the issue of form and what it means to the future of scholarly writing. A wide range of distinguished scholars from fields including law, literature, and anthropology shed light on the ways scholars can write for different publics and still adhere to the standards of quality scholarship.

E-books in Academic Libraries

Author: Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630506

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 6986

Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9579

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Academic and Professional Publishing

Author: Robert Campbell,Ed Pentz,Ian Borthwick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780633092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 6172

Academic and professional publishing represents a diverse communications industry rooted in the scholarly ecosystem, peer review, and added value products and services. Publishers in this field play a critical and trusted role, registering, certifying, disseminating and preserving knowledge across scientific, technical and medical (STM), humanities and social science disciplines. Academic and Professional Publishing draws together expert publishing professionals, to provide comprehensive insight into the key developments in the industry and the innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches being applied to meet novel challenges. This book consists of 20 chapters covering what publishers do, how they work to add value and what the future may bring. Topics include: peer-review; the scholarly ecosystem; the digital revolution; publishing and communication strategies; business models and finances; editorial and production workflows; electronic publishing standards; citation and bibliometrics; user experience; sales, licensing and marketing; the evolving role of libraries; ethics and integrity; legal and copyright aspects; relationship management; the future of journal publishing; the impact of external forces; career development; and trust in academic and professional publishing. This book presents a comprehensive review of the integrated approach publishers take to support and improve communications within academic and professional publishing. Brings together expert publishing professionals to provide an authoritative insight into industry developments Details the challenges publishers face and the leading-edge processes and procedures used to meet them Discusses the range of new communication channels and business models that suit the wide variety of subject areas publishers work in