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The equivalence of books : Monographs, prestige, and the rise of edge cases

Author: James O’Sullivan Affiliation: University College Cork, Ireland
Edition/Format: Article Article
Publication:Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, (2018)
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The digital has shifted the forms through which we present scholarship, and as academic projects become increasingly disconnected with the codex form, our conceptions of what constitutes an academic book warrants problematization. This is particularly so with ‘edge cases’, projects which look to collate, curate, and create thematically consistent critical insights on topics of relevance to the Arts and Humanities,  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: James O’Sullivan Affiliation: University College Cork, Ireland
ISSN:1354-8565
Unique Identifier: 7770288016
Notes: James O’Sullivan, Digital Humanities, 2.22 O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland. Email: james.osullivan@ucc.ie
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The digital has shifted the forms through which we present scholarship, and as academic projects become increasingly disconnected with the codex form, our conceptions of what constitutes an academic book warrants problematization. This is particularly so with ‘edge cases’, projects which look to collate, curate, and create thematically consistent critical insights on topics of relevance to the Arts and Humanities, using unfamiliar forms. This brief essay explores a selection of digital projects that might be classified as edge cases, interacting with relevant stakeholders through short surveys designed to determine why digital apparatus were favored. The purpose of this essay is to query whether such outliers can be considered, as exemplifiers of what is meant by an edge case, to be the equivalent of the academic book.

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