04 novembre 2013

A Confession of Faith in Books

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I am a book person. I read a lot of them. I own a lot of them, and give a lot of them away  I really like being in the stacks of my library, even though sometimes what I’m doing there is deciding which books shouldn't be there. I am a book person who is dismayed that it’s getting harder to share scholarship through the medium of books. It’s not that we aren’t publishing enough books, it’s that we still – stupidly – demand books as a token of productivity exchangeable for the chance at a regular living wage even as the traditional infrastructure for making books public is crumbling. Read more...

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