Publishing, Knowledge Institutions and Society: E-Revolutions?


Dorothea Salo


University of Wisconsin-Madison



  • Sufficient knowledge of US copyright law to advise digitization projects, uncertain authors and instructors, and digital archivists on common, relatively simple fair-use, orphan-works, reuse, and (re)publishing dilemmas
  • Sufficient knowledge of current trends, processes, and standards in trade and scholarly publishing to advise would-be authors, advocate for balanced laws and policies, and navigate professional publishing opportunities
  • Sufficient knowledge of intellectual-property-related dilemmas, movements, and legislation (past and pending) to be a thoughtful information advocate and information-agency leader
  • Sufficient knowledge of publishing trends to inform collection-development decisions in academic, public, K-12, and special-library settings
  • The ability to assess a rapidly-evolving situation, explain it clearly and succinctly to others, and devise feasible responses to it
  • The ability to devise a well-reasoned long-range scenario and a strategy to respond to it
  • The ability to write a journal-quality book review

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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