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mbittman

The future of the book | The Economist - 2 views

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    From papyrus to pixels: The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun. Very interesting article in several formats - check it out online or in the print version of the Economist...or!
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    From papyrus to pixels: The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun. Very interesting article in several formats - check it out online or in the print version of the Economist...or!
mark Christopher

"Copy Me" episode 3: "Early Copyright History" - 1 views

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    Alex writes, "It features censorship, hangings, dissent and criticism, a whole bunch of state and church control, angry queens, sad Stationers, and, of course, our terrible culprit: the printing press." Copy-me is the world's first ever animated web series about copyright, copying and open culture.
hreodbeorht

Digital Medievalist - 2 views

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    Medievalists are often considered, like their subject matter, a stodgy old-fashioned bunch who are the vanguard of old academia. But there are a few exceptions, like the Digital Medievalist site. Open to scholars and enthusiasts of varying skills and experience, it runs a long-standing open-access journal, a small wiki dealing mostly with aspects of the digital humanities, and a list of important news and upcoming conferences for professional scholars. Overall it's a great place for those interested in what's going on in the medieval academy. It's not perfect, though: the journal only publishes a handful of papers each year, and most of the rest of the content isn't very expansive. It feels like, and probably is, a side-project that a few scholars work on in their free time rather than the comprehensive resource it could be; and that makes it a cautionary tale. If we freely offer only the barest bones of what constitutes a journal (or any other scholarly resource), we run the risk of presenting open access as an inferior model that can only take readers so far. It's important to remember that open access takes real sustained effort to make it a viable alternative to traditional models of scholarly publishing.
mbittman

BBC's HARDtalk with Mathias Dopfner of Alex Springer Publishing - 0 views

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    Twenty five years after the world's most notorious wall came crashing down, Germany is Europe's undisputed, dominant nation. This is a reflection of economic power but also of media power. HARDtalk is in Berlin to visit the headquarters of one of Europe's most powerful publishing companies, Axel Springer. How does a traditional company thrive in the age of the internet? History in the making as newspapers try to survive in the digital age.
daniellew31

The Rise of the Universities - 8 views

This is a terrific read. Who knew that the venerable ivory tower got its name as a result of a bar brawl!

module5 knowledge history

mark Christopher

That Thing - The Napster phenomenon - 2 views

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    Published on Dec 30, 2012 Short programme, produced in the year 2000, on the emergence of a technology called Napster, the file sharing software application that revolutionised music distribution world-wide.
robert morris

Internet History Sourcebooks - 0 views

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    Medieval Sourcebook
rebeccakah

The Stationers' Company and Copyright: a brief introduction - 1 views

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    After reading a brief history of copyright law after the advent of the printing press, it is easy to see that copyright has always been an evolving concept. With the internet we again find ourselves needing to redefine what copyright means and who its serving. The Stationers' Company era of copyright offered no protections to the author of the work, and now we offer a lot of protections to the author of the work - and the technologies we use to access works of knowledge and art are unable to do so with the current laws. I appreciate the videos in the current module that detailed the advances some countries are making in evolving copyright law to be more flexible and keep the user in mind.
cvpido

Amateur role in cooperation and viewpoint in the history of the Berkeley's Museum of Ve... - 2 views

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    starting from the Actor Network Theory (see Latour, Callon, Law) obbligatory passage points turn to distribuited passage points when the authors start describing boundary objects....
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