Wednesday, August 02, 2006

MediaCommons Scholarly Publishing Network

The Institute for the Future of the Book (if:book) has introduced a new electronic scholarly publishing project focused on media studies. Dubbed MediaCommons, the project is described as "a wide-ranging scholarly network ... in which folks working in media studies can write, publish, review, and discuss, in forms ranging from the blog to the monograph, from the purely textual to the multi-mediated, with all manner of degrees in between."

Among the possible "nodes" in this network will be electronic monographs, casebooks, journals, reference works, and forums. The announcement with more details, including the structural and intellectual reasons behind if:book's choice of media studies for this scholarly publishing project as well as lots of blogger responses to the initiativie, can be read at the if:book site.

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