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On 8/31/05, eelco.ferwerda wrote:
My compliments for your fine work on the notion of personal knowledge publishing. I'm writing an article about the future of scholarly publishing, and one of the points I'll make is that the current publishing models might undergo drastic changes due to the adoption of blogs and comparable software.
I'm looking for a good, recent book on this subject: personal web publishing and its impact on the traditional publishing industry. Can you recommend a book?
If not: what's a good book on personal web publishing/blogging as a means for knowledge sharing in scholarly environments?
Amsterdam University Press
From: Sebastien Paquet
Date: Aug 31, 2005 11:59 AM
For the impact on news publishing I warmly recommend
http://wethemedia.oreilly.com/ might be good too.
For the impact on the world of publishing at large, I'm afraid I don't
have a good reference. I'm not sure there is yet a critical mass of
people in the publishing industry who are wondering about that to make
a sellable book about it. You could ask the authors of this (French)
weblog on publishing: http://lafeuille.blogspot.com/. Look at their
The most heat re: book publishing right now centers around the
wikipedia-britannica rivalry, which is more about collaborative than
Re: personal web publishing/blogging as a means for knowledge sharing
in scholarly environments, the literature is still fairly thin and
there isn't a book out yet as far as I know. You could hunt down the
papers from the blogtalk conference, and maybe read relevant chapters
of my thesis - http://radio.weblogs.com/0110772/2003/05/17.html.
Be sure to look at Odlyzko's excellent papers. The open access
movement should be on your radar too; you could start at
There are a few linkful del.icio.us bins of mine that you may be
interested in perusing:
Can I blog your question and my answer on http://sebsmailbox.blogspot.com/ ?
(I should've mentioned the numerous books on blogging. Here's one list.)