Episode 59 — Digital Replacements

9 September, 20102 comments

For our fourth annual back-to-school edition of Digital Campus Tom, Dan, and Mills invited podcast irregulars Amanda French and Bryan Alexander to join in on a discussion of what we can expect in the year ahead. Mills wondered whether news from Facebook central that the ubiquitous social networking platform was losing its grip on college students meant it might be replaced by something new, but was shot down by others on the podcast. But we did speculate on what potential competitors like Diaspora might mean for the future of social networking among students. We also wondered whether this was the year that e-books begin to really replace textbooks on campus. The sudden demise of the digital version of Rice University Press also left us wondering whether digital imprints might ever replace the bricks and mortar/paper and glue university press. To find out what we concluded about all these possible digital replacements, you’ll just have to sit back and listen.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

How not to run a university press
Clay Shirky on the future of print
Mobile textbooks

Running time: 54:04
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Categorized under books, Facebook, iPad, mobile, publishing

2 comments to “Episode 59 — Digital Replacements”

  1. edwired » Blog Archive » Digital Replacements? : 9th September, 2010

    […] latest edition of Digital Campus is now up and ready for your listening pleasure. On the podcast, Dan, Tom, and I (along with […]

  2. Lincoln Mullen : 24th September, 2010

    I thought the discussion of open WiFi on college campuses was pertinent. At Brandeis, we have two WiFi networks: a secure network that is very easy for Brandeis users to get into, and a completely open network for guests. I think Brandeis has this model because the IT department and the library are the same–and because Brandeis has some forward-thinking staff members in Library and Technology Services.

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