Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy is a book by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, forthcoming from NYU Press. Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Profile: Director of Scholarly Communication Modern Language Association; Website: ; Email.
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Reviews “At a time of great uncertainty about the future of the humanities, this informed and stimulating book buzzes with excitement for the opportunities that digital technology can offer to humanities researchers In addition to focusing fitspatrick the development of preservation practices through community organization, Fitzpatrick argues that creators of digital artifacts must take steps to ensure the compatibility of their work with preservation efforts, stating: These new interactions may lead to roles for the library, the press, and IT as service units that provide guidance during and add value to the scholarly production process.
Fitzpatrick attributes the recent trend of shuttering university presses to shrinking university budgets and the unsustainable business models in which many presses are forced to operate.
New York University Press is proud to make many of our titles available in eBook editions. The digital age offers us a chance to exit the ivory tower and engage in more meaningful collaborations with peers and a more inclusive dialogue with readers. Chapters titled ‘Peer Review,’ ‘Authorship,’ ‘Texts,’ ‘Preservation,’ and ‘The University’ methodically dismantle arguments for the status quo, with sections debating accepted beliefs and practices such as the anonymous basis of peer review; recognizable, individual authorship; for-profit university presses; and the rejection of open access as a tenable scholarly publishing model.
Sandstrom, CHOICE “Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence —its title a sardonic speculation on the future of the printed book—considers how academic publishing might best resolve this challenging dilemma.
The loss of access to digital texts or their interpretability, sometimes due to incompatibility between older media formats and newer platforms, is mistakenly perceived as the loss of digital texts themselves.
Authorship authorship and technology the rise of the author fitzpstrick death of the author from product to process from individual to collaborative from originality to remix from intellectual property to the gift economy from text to… fitzpatrici more Three: Fitzpatrick’s exploration of academic peer review has received less favorable criticism. She uses MediaCommons as an example of a community-filtered web platform that can function as a site to comment on a draft of scholarly work.
Next page Planned Obsolescence. Another aspect of community or collective authorship that Fitzpatrick explores is related to remix culture.
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Written in an approachable style designed to bring administrators and scholars into a conversation, Planned Obsolescence explores both symptom and cure to ensure that scholarly communication will remain relevant in the digital future. Chronicle of Higher Education. Comments are closed 0 Comments on the whole Page.
I think the argument here between ephemerality and apparent immortality of blogs is missing an important point. Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy 1st ed. This change is a result of the capabilities of word processing, which allows for the swift and simple revision of fitzaptrick, and the digital networking, which enables linking, reader commentary, and version control.
Fitzpatrick continues to develop her ideas of the importance of community with an analysis of digital text preservation in which she proposes that current technical issues with digital text preservation will require social solutions.
Except as permitted by law, all other uses are prohibited without written permission of the kathlfen. One reviewer deemed her proposal “riddled with flaws”,  while another reviewer commended the public scholarship potential of such an open method.
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Preservation standards metadata locators access lockss, clockss, portico cost Five: Peer Review traditional peer review and its defenses the history of peer review the future of peer review anonymity credentialing the reputation economy community-based filtering mediacommons and peer-to-peer review credentialing, revisited Two: In this rethinking, the press has a future as the knowledge-disseminating organ of the university.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. In a time of unfavorable economic conditions, Fitzpatrick suggests that the university may continue to fulfill its role in these endeavors only by rethinking its mission and repurposing its operational units.
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But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin. She is the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: One of the points that this text argues hardest about is the need to reform peer review for the digital age, insisting that peer review will be a more productive, more helpful, more transparent, and more effective process if conducted in the open.