I am pleased to announce our next guest blogger. Tomorrow we will publish a post by Mercedes Bunz, one of the most versatile digital journalists that I know. As an avid Open Access advocate, Mercedes has agreed to contribute a text about a subjects, that appears somewhat neglected in the entire Open Access discourse: Books.
Open Access books are reviewed and published faster than ever before. This has a profound effect on the role the book plays within our sciences. Rather than publishing just findings, the book becomes part of a scholarly conversation. To explore this conversation further, Mercedes’s blog post will look at a range of new publishing options that are currently explored in the humanities from Liquid Books to multi-media book sprints.
Mercedes Bunz is a Dr. phil. and an author of numerous publications on the Internet and Media. She is a Technology correspondent at the Guardian and Director of the Hybrid Publishing Research Team, focusing on Open Access and academic publishing at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. Mercedes lives in London and can be followed at twitter.com/mrsbunz