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September 1992


Communicating Ideas is the "second expanded edition," released in a paperback by Transaction Publishers, of a book first issued by Oxford University Press in 1986 under the alternate subtitle The Crisis of Publishing in a Post-Industrial Society. Although the subject, scholarly communication, is of interest to academic librarians, the way that the book has been assembled exemplifies some of the more troubling aspects of academic publishing today.


© Copyright 1992 American Library Association. This document may be reprinted and distributed for non-commercial and educational purposes only, and not for resale. No resale use may be made of material on this web site at any time. All other rights reserved. Reprinted from College and Research Libraries, Volume 53, Issue 5, September 1992, pages 453-464.

NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Martha L. Brogan was affiliated with Yale University. Currently June 2007, she is Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 06 June 2007

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