iPads even a 2 year old can use them Is a 2 year old a model for researchers?
Words: radical and transformative• For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have invented an elixir not of memory, but of reminding …
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Dense information Mobile and tablets vs printRead short segments Can use dense complex publicationOur mutual friend Our mutual friend4224p, 2668p 985 pannotations – an Marginalia, the printimpossible dream experienceAccess to lots of Quality – role ofinformation – scholarly publishersreliable, long term? Many versions
Locking up access to information• Deep web• When is open really open• Risks to research, teaching and learning and collaboration• Locking up is more thank big publishers….electoral rolls and more
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Debates• Joseph Konrath “Amazon will destroy you”• Emma Wright. “The future of the book business” – Publishing quality – Reading (esp children) – Market and value
Remembering and knowing• Students operate in print and e environments• Garland study – Small differences but – More repetition required for digital texts to impart the same information – Book readers digest material more easily(Szalavitz, Maria “Do e-books make it harder to remember what you just read?”)
A future narrative• Digital coevolution (Nick Harkaway)• Academic scholarship and publishing
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• Will a design for a 2 year old suit academic publishing?• Is the battle for quality worth fighting for?• Is closed collaboration the alternative?• Message in a bottle…..
… the electronic screen lends the textwithin its frame the eternally pristineappearance of a newly cut page, and thisproduces in me a distancing feeling that,like Brecht’s dramatic techniques, allowsme a freer reading, uncluttered by thesense of labouring under previousperusals by myself and others.Alberto Manguel cited in Barmé
Either you print things out, and findyourself oppressed by piles of documentsyou’ll never read, or you read online, butas soon as you click onto the next pageyou forget what you’ve just read, the verything that has brought you to the pagenow on your screenAlberto Manguel cited in Barmé
References• Barmé, G. R. (2011) “Slow reading and fast reference, East Asian history 37. http://www.eastasianhistory.org/37/barme• Boston College, Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room (2010) Recent additions to the collection – Fall 2010: An illustrated guide to the exhibit. http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/law_sites/library/pdf/RBR_items/pdf/F• Britannica Editors (2012) Change: It’s Okay. Really. Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog. http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2012/03/change/• Brockman, J. ed. (2012) How is the Internet changing the way you think? Allen & Unwin. (also see review by Appleyard at http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2012/01/appleyard-internet-book)• Elliott, V. (2010) ‘Why then we rack the value’ Building Value Frameworks for Academic Libraries, presentation to CAUL. http://www.caul.edu.au/content/upload/files/best-practice/caul20101elliott-value.pdf• Harkaway, N. (2012) ... everything looks like a nail... Futurebook blog. http://www.futurebook.net/content/everything-looks-nail
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