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    Technology and Publishing: The Work of Scholarship in the Age of its Digital Reproducibility

    Eve, Martin Paul (2016) Technology and Publishing: The Work of Scholarship in the Age of its Digital Reproducibility. In: ASIS&T Webinar, 22nd September, Online.

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    Abstract

    Chroniclers of the open-access movement such as Peter Suber have noted that the open, online dissemination of scholarly and research material is reliant upon digital reproduction. Indeed, prior to our present age, notes Suber, all forms of non-rivalrous objects, such as knowledge, were tied to rivalrous modes of communication, such as paper. Yet, is the digital age so different from the “Age of Mechanical Reproduction” noted by Walter Benjamin early in the twentieth century? Why should new technological mutations drive the ways in which humanities scholars disseminate their work? And is there a danger, we might ask, in letting technological fetishism act as determiners of humanities scholarship? In this talk, Professor Martin Paul Eve will address these matters, which are formative elements of the terrain on which scholarship in the twenty-first century will emerge.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 16:36
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:35
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16162

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