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Pointing the way forward,
This review is from: The Digital Scholar (Paperback)
The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice is a very timely book which focusses on the key pinch points in academic research and publishing, including the nature of scholarship in an era of rapidly evolving digital technologies, public engagement with academic activity, and reward and recognition for academic effort. With David Willetts' recent rethink on the hoof of criteria for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework exercise, The Digital Scholar is at the forefront of issues of public accountability of higher education and research. In view of the content of the book, it is fitting that Martin Weller has also chosen to explore new distribution models for academic publications by making the text freely available online as well as in electronic and traditional printed versions. This book represents the leading edge of current academic thought and points the way towards the future of scholarly practice.