Time: October 22, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Country: Scott Library 2nd Floor Atrium, York University, Keele Campus
Event Type: live, debate
Organized By: Scholarly Communications Committee
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2012
York University Libraries Presents: The Great Debate
"Should the blog replace the book?"
When: Monday October 22nd, 2012, at 1pm
Where: Scott Library, 2nd Floor Atrium
Twitter hashtag: #blogvsbook
Twitter stream: http://yulstream.herokuapp.com/
Related tweets: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blogvsbook
October 22 marks the start of Open Access week at York University and around the world.
In the spirit of this celebration, we’ve assembled a panel of speakers to debate the value of emerging forms of scholarly communication. Can we change scholarship? Must we? Has the blog arrived, or does the book remain king?
Join in the debate for a chance to win a $20 YUCard credit. Tweet your opinion with the #blogvsbook hashtag. A winning tweet will be chosen and announced at the event.
Arguing for the Blog:
Ian Milligan is an assistant professor of history at the University of Waterloo. He is a founding co-editor of the blog ActiveHistory.ca and, ironically given his debating stance here, is working on a book manuscript dealing with young workers, unions, and New Leftists during the 1960s in Canada.
Melonie Fullick is completing a PhD in Education with a focus on post-secondary governance, policy, and organizational change. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from McMaster University and an MA in Linguistics from York University. Melonie has written for various publications including Inside Higher Ed, the Guardian UK, University Affairs, and Academic Matters, and she can be found on Twitter at @qui_oui and through her blog, Speculative Diction.
Arguing for the Book:
John Fink is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at McMaster University. He completed his BA in English from Miami University in 1995, and his MLS from San Jose State University in 2005. His research interests include copyright, open source software, physical computing, version control, and the digital humanities.
Scott McLaren completed his PhD in Book History and Print Culture at the University of Toronto in 2010. He is Humanities Librarian and a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University. This year, Scott was awarded a Botein Fellowship in Book History by the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. His research has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals including the Papers of the Bibliographical Society in Canada, Renascence, and Christianity and Literature.