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The Academic Book of the Future

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The University Press and the Academic Book of the Future

  • Anthony Cond

Abstract

Long perceived as a bastion of the academic book, the university press now finds itself operating under a range of business models, in an increasing number of possible locations on campus, and with the measurement of ‘success’ markedly different across host institutions. Yet this study of the underpinning rationale for a growth in university press publishing in the UK, and of the award of major grants to several US presses, highlights that the university press remains a barometer for proposed structural changes to knowledge dissemination and debates around the future of the book in the academy.

Keywords

digital publishing humanities monograph Open Access university press