The Digital Monograph: Preservation and Repurposing of the Academic Monograph at University Presses

by Reed, Kenneth

Abstract (Summary)
This study sets out to contribute to the understanding of current practices in the preservation and repurposing of academic monographs at university presses. With the movement of scholarly communication to online access finding strong footholds in journals and reference publishing, the academic monograph, the mainstay of university presses, has still yet to be fully exploited. This study proposes a survey of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) member presses to determine the state of digital monographs, including their preservation and repurposing, and to examine the number of initiatives for presenting academic monographs online, and to gauge how presses are adjusting to the challenges of these new publishing paradigms. Through the use of a literature review and the survey responses, an analysis of the current state will be discussed and recommendations will be made for new publishing models.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Hugh Cayless

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:libraries and publishing digital preservation xml document markup language


Date of Publication:04/07/2008

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