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The Academic Book of the Future

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: The Academic Book of the Future

    1. Introduction: The Academic Book of the Future

      • Rebecca E. Lyons, Samantha J. Rayner
      Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Academics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 10-10
    2. Wearable Books

      • Michael Pidd
      Pages 18-23Open Access
  4. Publishers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. The Academic Book of the Future and the Need to Break Boundaries

      • Jenny McCall, Amy Bourke-Waite
      Pages 32-38Open Access
    3. The Academic ‘Book’ of the Future and Its Function

      • Frances Pinter
      Pages 39-45Open Access
    4. The University Press and the Academic Book of the Future

      • Anthony Cond
      Pages 46-55Open Access
  5. Librarians

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 56-56
    2. National Libraries and Academic Books of the Future

      • Maja Maricevic
      Pages 57-65Open Access
    3. Strategic Engagement and Librarians

      • Neil Smyth
      Pages 66-73Open Access
  6. Booksellers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Selling Words: An Economic History of Bookselling

      • Jaki Hawker
      Pages 84-91Open Access
    3. Back to the Future: The Role of the Campus Bookshop

      • Craig Dadds
      Pages 98-103Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 104-120

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • REF
  • academia
  • book
  • bookselling
  • digital
  • ebook
  • future
  • libraries
  • monograph
  • publishing
  • research
  • textbook
  • university
  • Academic
  • academia
  • bibliography
  • book
  • digital
  • ebook
  • future
  • history of books
  • libraries
  • monograph
  • Open Access
  • REF
  • research
  • textbook
  • university

Reviews

“It is clear that a great deal of energy has been put into producing this volume, and it is undoubtedly a useful and well-timed book. … serves as a strong and important reflection of the project’s aims and objectives at its current stage. … offers a tantalising promise of what the project will ultimately contribute: an informed and valuable consideration of how the academic book must develop if it is to fulfil the needs of those who engage with it.” (Leah Tether, San Francisco Review of Books, sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com, April, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University College London, UK

    Rebecca E. Lyons, Samantha J. Rayner

About the editors

This volume is written by a cross-section of academics, publishers, booksellers and librarians who are collaborating with the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project. It has been edited by members of the Project team (Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha J. Rayner). Find out more about the Project and its aims here: http://academicbookfuture.org/.

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