May 24, 2022

New Case Study: “The Academic Book of the Future”

The following article/case study is found in the latest issue (November 2015) of UKSG Insights.


The Academic Book of the Future


Marilyn Deegan
King’s College, UK

Samantha Rayner
University College, UK


UKSG Insights
Vol 28, No 3
November 2015


The Academic Book of the Future is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with The British Library (BL) and is concerned with how scholarly work in the arts and humanities will be produced, read and preserved in coming years. The project is run by a team from University College London (UCL) and King’s College London (King’s), with support from the Research Information Network (RIN). The project has built a Community Coalition of more than 100 organizations and individuals.

The project and the Coalition are holding a whole range of events and carrying out research projects on a variety of relevant topics. The key event for 2015 is Academic Book Week, 9-16 November 2015, which has been taken up enthusiastically by the Publishers Association (PA) and the Booksellers Association (BA), as well as the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and was launched in July 2015 with a large announcement in The Bookseller. Events celebrating the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books will be held across the UK, with participation from institutions elsewhere in Europe and also in the USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.

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