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On May 21, 2010, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt posted the following provocative questions online:

“Can an algorithm edit a journal? Can a library exist without books? Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms? Can a conference be held without a program? Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?”

As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren’t becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. Sympathetic scholars of traditionally disparate disciplines are canceling their association memberships and building their own networks on Facebook and Twitter. Journals are being compiled automatically from self-published blog posts. Newly minted PhDs are forgoing the tenure track for alternative academic careers that blur the lines between research, teaching, and service. Graduate students are looking beyond the categories of the traditional CV and building expansive professional identities and popular followings through social media. Educational technologists are “punking” established technology vendors by rolling out their own open source infrastructure.

Here, in Hacking the Academy, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt have gathered a sampling of the answers to their initial questions from scores of engaged academics who care deeply about higher education. These are the responses from a wide array of scholars, presenting their thoughts and approaches with a vibrant intensity, as they explore and contribute to ongoing efforts to rebuild scholarly infrastructure for a new millennium.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introductions
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  1. Preface
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  1. Why "Hacking" ?
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  1. Hacking Scholarship
  2. pp. 11-21
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  1. Getting Yourself Out of the Business in Five Easy Steps
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  1. Burn the Boats/Books
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  1. Reinventing the Academic Journal
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  1. Reading and Writing
  2. pp. 25-27
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  1. Voices: Blogging
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  1. The Crisis of Audience and the Open-Access Solution
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  1. Open-Access Publishing
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  1. Open Acess and Scholary Values: A Conversation
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  1. Voices: Sharing One's Research
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  1. Making Digital Scholarship Count
  2. pp. 50-54
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  1. Theory, Method, and Digital Humanities
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  1. Hacking Teaching
  2. pp. 61-71
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  1. Dear Students
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  1. Lectures Are Bullshit
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  1. From Knowledge to Knowledgeable
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  1. Voices: Classroom Engagement
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  1. Digital Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum
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  1. What's Wrong with Writing Essays: A Conversation
  2. pp. 87-97
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  1. Assessment versus Innovation
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  1. A Personal Cyberinfrastructure
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  1. Voices: Learning Management Systems
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  1. Hacking the Dissertation
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  1. How to Read a Book in One Hour
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  1. Hacking Institutions
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  1. The Absent Presence: A Conversation
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  1. Uninvited Guests: Twitter at Invitation-Only Events
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  1. Unconferences
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  1. Voices: Twitter at Conferences
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  1. The Entropic Library
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  1. The Wrong Business for Libraries
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  1. Reimagining Academic Archives
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  1. Interdisciplinary Centers and Spaces
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  1. Take an Elective
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  1. Voices: Interdisciplinary
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  1. Cautions
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  1. An Open Letter to the Forces of Change
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  1. The Trouble with Digital Culture
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  1. Contributors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472029471
Related ISBN(s)
9780472051984, 9780472071982, 9780472900251
MARC Record
OCLC
845066456
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-12
Language
English
Open Access
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