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Re: Academic Publishing
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0567  Friday, 21 March 2003

[1]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 10:56:10 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0556 Re: Academic Publishing (Was Standard Work)

[2]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Mar 2003 09:14:48 +0800 (SGT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0536 Re: Standard Work On Early English Book
Publishing


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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 10:56:10 -0600
Subject: 14.0556 Re: Academic Publishing (Was Standard Work)
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0556 Re: Academic Publishing (Was Standard Work)

 Terence Hawkes offers this historical insight

>Really? In fact, the title [perfesser] originates in New Orleans where it
>referred to the man who played the piano in a 'sporting-house'.

Inarguably, but it was applied not only to musical pimps but to the
orchestra directors in burlesque houses and to hard-working con-artists
and small-town seducers of the Harold Hill variety.

Cheers,
don

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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Mar 2003 09:14:48 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: 14.0536 Re: Standard Work On Early English Book
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0536 Re: Standard Work On Early English Book
Publishing

Kristine Batey <
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>What's happening to academic publishing is a combination of what's
>happening to publishing in general, and what's happening in academe.
>Publishing does badly in a bad economy, and the industry in general has
>never recovered from the recession of the early '90s. As for academe,
>universities are finding it difficult to justify maintaining programs
>that don't pay their own way. I'm involved enough in development (i.e.,
>fund-raising) to understand that at the moment we're all competing for
>limited funds in an uncertain market (very uncertain this morning), but
>I also know that there is a corporate, for-profit philosophy being
>applied that isn't the only approach to running a university. Our press

There certainly is and it's not limited to the US.  The administration
of my institution -- the National University of Singapore -- insists on
referring to us as a 'knowledge enterprise', so our corporate partners
will recognize us as go-getting, entrepreneurial people.  I occasionally
think I'm working for the same company as Dilbert.

Arthur Lindley

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