European Review



Old Books and E-Books


ROBERT  DARNTON a1
a1 Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton NJ08544, USA. E-mail: darnton@princeton.edu

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Abstract

The crisis in academic publishing has reached a point where young scholars in many fields of the humanities may no longer be able to communicate their research in the time-honoured manner – that is, in the form of a traditional codex printed by a university press. Sooner or later, most monographs will probably have to be published on the Internet. What form will they take? Atentative answer to that question is provided by a sketch for an electronic book about publishing and the book trade in 18th-century France.

(Published Online April 4 2007)