Tuesday, January 23, 2007

MediaCommons: A Project of the Institute for the Future of the Book

A multi-nodal scholarly communication network, MediaCommons is described as:
a network in which scholars and students, as well as other interested members of the public, can help to shift the focus of scholarship back to the circulation of discourse. This network will be multi-nodal, providing access to a wide range of intellectual writing and media production, including forms such as blogs, wikis, and journals, as well as digitally networked scholarly monographs.
The idea for MediaCommons came out of a symposium hosted by the Institute for the Future of the Book at the Annenberg Center for Communication at USC, which brought together leading scholars in the humanities to rethink the role of the academic press in the network age.... MORE

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