Title of Contribution

Short Books: Context and Case

Abstract

The digital transformation of higher education invites rethinking of all elements of academic work. That now includes the form of the scholarly book, including the appearance of short ones, seen by authors and publishers as opportunities for altering expectations and practices. Writing about short books reveals their intentions and utility. And experience with a new series of short books displays their timeliness, if with problems of professional recognition.

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https://doi.org/10.5703/1288284317055

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Short Books: Context and Case

The digital transformation of higher education invites rethinking of all elements of academic work. That now includes the form of the scholarly book, including the appearance of short ones, seen by authors and publishers as opportunities for altering expectations and practices. Writing about short books reveals their intentions and utility. And experience with a new series of short books displays their timeliness, if with problems of professional recognition.