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In the News: Digital Killed the Analog Star

An Interview with Fred Moody of Anvil Academic Press.   Adeline Koh of Profhacker interviews Fred Moody as part of her series on “Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing.” See the full article here.

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In the News: Digital Campus, Episode 82: Haranguer for Hire

The Digital Campus podcast (with Dan Cohen, Amanda French, Mills Kelly, and Tom Scheinfeldt) features a conversation about Anvil Academic, “a new CLIR / NITLE project to develop a technical infrastructure for publishing new-model digital scholarship.” Listen to the entire show here.

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In the News: Inside Higher Education

Steve Kolowich of Inside Higher Ed offers a primer on Anvil in this post from February 2012. “One of Anvil’s goals,” he writes, “is to build a peer-review infrastructure for research that cannot be easily represented in text. While the digital humanities are widely considered an important frontier, tenure and promotion committees still have trouble

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Forging New Models for Academic Publishing

Whether the application of the commercial book publishing model to the world of academic discourse was ever appropriate is debatable; what is clear now is that the model is inadequate in the Internet-mediated world of present-day higher education. In an era of increasing inter-institutional collaboration, cost-sharing, and digitally driven experimentation, the packaging of scholarly argument

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Press Release: CLIR and NITLE Announce Anvil Academic Publishing

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education have announced the formation of Anvil Academic Publishing, a digital publisher for the humanities. Anvil will focus on publishing new forms of scholarship that cannot be adequately conveyed in the traditional monograph. Works published will be available through

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