Reference: U. of Utah’s Marriott Library and Oxford University Press Launch New Digital Archive Examining Suicide
From the U. of Utah:
Margaret Pabst Battin, distinguished professor of philosophy and medical ethics at the University of Utah has spent almost 40 years researching, collecting and organizing historical sources on suicide, examining every side of these issues. Her new book, “The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources,” published by the Oxford University Press with an accompanying digital archive hosted by the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, provides a diverse range of thinking about suicide throughout history, representing a full range of cultures and traditions.
“The full digital archive, accessed by anyone or through QR codes embedded in the book, includes complete excerpts, links (where possible) to the primary sources and local library catalog records,” said Allyson Mower, U associate librarian who helped spearhead the project. “Readers can browse the archive by author, time period, keyword, intellectual tradition, geographic region or search any term or phrase they like.”
Readers are encouraged to interact with the archive and comment on the selections, submit corrections and suggest new material to be considered for inclusion.
“This project is an unprecedented cooperative venture between a university library and a major university press, and it shows how the world of scholarship can benefit when scholars, librarians and publishers work together,” said Rick Anderson, associate dean for collections and scholarly communication at the J. Willard Marriott Library. “The ‘Ethics of Suicide’ project shifts the paradigm of book publishing in a way that is tremendously exciting.”
Learn More About the Archive
Direct to Ethics of Suicide Digital Archive
See Also: Library Publishing Redux: An Unprecedented Example of a Scholar/Library/Publisher Partnership
by Rick Anderson, Associate Dean, J. Willard Marriott Library (via The Scholarly Kitchen).
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