'Scholarship in the Digital Age'

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It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.

Few Policies on Plagiarism

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Report on history journals finds that they confront complaints on an ad hoc basis -- without the benefit of standard procedures.

Arguing Against Free-Market Plagiarism Prevention

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Economist's surveys suggest that profession's laissez faire system of fighting scholarly cheating fails if breaches don't get reported or punished.

2 New University Presses

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Webster and Lee each start publishing operations, furthering a trend toward collaboration.

New Collaboration for Scholarly Publishing

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Grant allows 5 presses to set up joint operations for copy editing, design, layout and typesetting -- creating savings that will allow release of more books.

God, Fashion, Affect

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What's hot and what's not (theory?) at the book exhibits of the Modern Language Association.

Confronting -- and Not Confronting -- Plagiarism

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History journal editors explain the challenges of dealing with complaints -- while some scholars see inadequacy in current systems.

Harvard Opts In to 'Opt Out' Plan

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Harvard University's arts and sciences faculty approved a plan on Tuesday that will post finished academic papers online free, unless scholars specifically decide to opt out of the open-access program. While other institutions have similar repositories for their faculty's work, Harvard's is unique for making online publication the default option.

Abandoning Print, Not Peer Review

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Editor of journal with traditional publishing model joins forces with Indiana U. library to start free online alternative, replicating quality control and seeing surge in readers.

Next Chapter for E-Books

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New program from SUNY Press makes front-list, hardcover titles available simultaneously in electronic form at price it hopes students can afford.


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