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Academic self-publishing: a not-so-distant future

Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road

The ethics of academic publishing    Last week I posted about ten ways to get hold of academic literature from outside the academy. I also questioned the ethics of some of the methods I suggested. This week I'm talking about that in m...

The ethics of academic publishing Last week I posted about ten ways to get hold of academic literature from outside the academy. I also questioned the ethics of some of the methods I suggested. This week I'm talking about that in m.

Indie publishing for academic authors

Indie Publishing for Academia – Ten Top Tips

Futurists such as Ray Kurzweil, Bruce Sterling, and Vernor Vinge believe that the exponential improvement described by Moore's law will ultimately lead to a technological singularity: a period where progress in technology occurs almost instantly. This is the "event horizon that no one can see past." If you believe we can achieve true, self aware artificial intelligence, then it stands to reason that there will come a point when this technology won't need us in any  practical way. What then?

FUTURE STUDIES Moore's law is an example of futures studies; it is a statistical collection of past and present trends with the goal of accurately extrapol.

"Big Publishing is the Problem" by Hugh C. Howey. "The very worst that Amazon might do, in some hypothetical future, according to their fiercest critics, is still better than what publishers brag to their investors about doing today."

Big Publishing is the Problem - The Wayfinder - Hugh C.

Academic publishing can free itself from its outdated path dependence by looking to alternative review mechanisms.

Path dependence means that a logical decision in the past establishes itself as the norm and leads to a suboptimal system in the present. Benedikt Fecher looks at the case of the QWERTY keyboard an…

Models for book publishing

If you’re into edtech/open education (and who isn’t?) then your cup runneth over these last couple of weeks with books to read. There are four I’ll highlight (including mine!

F1000 Research, New Open Access Publishing Program

Research, New Open Access Publishing Program

Incredible ideas from the futurist Gerd Leonhard – “Within 5 years we will have a dramatically different world. Our brains wired together by mobile devices which are essentially external brains. We are connected with others through social networks and our world will change radically in the next few years.”

NASA is Creating Video Time Capsules for 2117 Contributed by PeopleSocial Media News and viral video – PkCrunch – Mobile Phone Guide

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