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date: 29 November 2020

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This chapter addresses some of the conceptual challenges with speaking about publishing and ‘information’ that range from the underlying philosophical distinctions between the various terms through to practical mutations in the non-fiction/scholarly publishing spaces and the growing demands to publish new types of data objects and software. The chapter argues that the true challenges for publishing and information in the era of the Internet and World Wide Web pertain to frames of cultural authority and truth but also to labour scarcity in publishing in a digital world that presents itself as infinitely abundant. This argument is structured across a first section on what we mean by ‘information’, a second on the history of digital reproduction as it emerged in the twentieth century, a third on the challenges for labour and authority in information publishing, and finally a set of case studies and practical observations on preprints, replication studies, and data.

Keywords: Publishing, data, information, digital, open access, Google, scholarly publishing

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