This anthology constitutes the proceedings of a themed conference, the Colloquium on New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2001). In New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2002), contributors discuss the the current “crisis in scholarly communication” when new media are involved—as well as the many opportunities that have arisen alongside that crisis. Some essays highlight the innovative teaching strategies and interdisciplinary scholarship that new technologies have made possible. Others address some of the ways in which academic presses can now go beyond traditional publication programs, avoiding current pitfalls of print journals and books without incurring undue extra costs or sacrificing editorial standards or intellectual property rights. Still other essays examine the changes new technology has wrought on libraries. These issues and more are covered in this anthology.
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