[csaa-forum] FW: [cultstud-l] Culture Machine New Project: Call for Contributions

Buettner, Angi A.Buettner at massey.ac.nz
Wed Jun 7 09:29:05 CST 2006

Apologies for cross posting

Dear list members,
Most of you have probably seen this new initiative to create an open-access digital archive for cultural studies research (it's been posted on the list a few weeks ago). 
I would be interested in feedback and a discussion on what you think about this initiative.

dr angi buettner
school of english & media studies
massey university
pn 241, private bag 11222
palmerston north, new zealand

e  a.buettner at massey.ac.nz
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> From: 	cultstud-l-bounces at x94-249-29.ej1071.umn.edu on behalf of Gary Hall
> Reply To: 	gary.hall at connectfree.co.uk;Cultural Studies
> Sent: 	Tuesday, June 6, 2006 21:52 PM
> To: 	Cultural Studies
> Subject: 	[cultstud-l] Culture Machine New Project: Call for Contributions
> Apologies for cross posting....
> http://www.culturemachine.net
> '> Scientists from all major Dutch universities officially launched a
> website a couple of weeks ago where all their research material can be
> accessed for free. Interested parties can get hold of a total of 47,000
> digital documents from 16 institutions the Digital Academic
> Repositories.> '> 
> (> '> Narratives in Media and eCommunication: A blog by Álvaro Ramírez> '> ,
> posted June 05, 2005)
> Culture Machine is currently seeking contributions to a similar
> international open access archive > ->  in this case for cultural studies
> and related fields: communication and media studies, visual culture,
> literary, critical and cultural theory, post-colonial theory, women's
> studies, new media and so on.
> The archive, called CSeARCH, which stands for Cultural Studies
> e-Archive, is completely free to download from and upload into.
> You can find CSeARCH at:
> http://www.culturemachine.net/csearch
> Here you can browse the archive and read and download its contents for
> free. It already contains over 500 books, book chapters, journal issues,
> articles,
> interviews and lectures by everyone from Adorno, Agamben, Badiou and
> Baudrillard, through Deleuze, Foucault, Hebdige, McRobbie and Mouffe, to
> Nancy, Negri, Poster, Stiegler, Williams and Zizek, to mention just some
> of the most well known names.
> To upload work into the archive go to the 'Submit' page. Fill in the
> brief details and you'll then be sent a login name and password via
> e-mail together with a direct
> link. Click on the link and you'll be there - no need to login at that
> point the first time. (The password just ensures no one but you can edit
> your entries.)
> We realise it's going to take a little time to grow. But one of the
> ideas behind open access archives of this kind is that if everyone
> deposits a digital copy of their published material in the archive, then
> it means all the (in this case) cultural studies research is going to be
> available for students, teachers, lecturers and researchers to use
> anywhere in the world, for free, for ever - as opposed to being
> restricted solely to those individuals and institutions which can afford
> to pay for access to it in the form of journal subscriptions, book cover
> prices, interlibrary loans, photocopying charges etc.
> What> '> s more, recent figures suggest that research published as 'open
> access' is between two and four times more likely to be read and cited
> than if it is published in print-on-paper form only.
> Obviously anything that is already in digital form, be it Word, pdf and
> so on, can be uploaded easily. If anyone does have early texts in
> cultural studies and related
> fields, including out of print books, book chapters, journal editions or
> articles they can scan in or otherwise make available, that would be
> great, too.
> However, the idea of the archive is not just to preserve documents from
> the past, but also to make widely available recent and even current> 
> work, both that which is already published and that which is awaiting
> publication.
> More information about CSeARCH, including how to include books, book
> chapters and journal articles which have already been published
> elsewhere, or which are
> due to be so in the future, without infringing copyright, is available
> in:
> 'The Cultural Studies e-Archive Project (Original Pirate Copy)', Culture
> Machine 5, 2003
> http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/Cmach/Backissues/j005/Articles/hall.htm
> But any questions or problems just send me an email:
> gary.hall at connectfree.co.uk
> Thanks, Gary
> ------------------------
> Culture Machine is an umbrella term for a series of experiments in
> culture and theory.
> The Culture Machine journal http://www.culturemachine.net
> The Culture Machine Reviews section
> http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/bk_rev.htm
> The Culture Machine InterZone
> http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/InterZone/index.htm
> The Culture Machine book series (published by Berg and including City of
> Panic by Paul Virilio)
> The Culture Machine open access archive CSeARCH
> http://www.culturemachine.net/csearch
> Culture Machine has an International Advisory Board which includes
> Geoffrey Bennington, Robert Bernasconi, Lawrence Grossberg, Peggy Kamuf,
> Alphonso
> Lingis, Meaghan Morris, Paul Patton, Mark Poster, Avital Ronell,
> Nicholas Royle and Kenneth Surin.
> For more information, visit the Culture Machine site at:
> http://www.culturemachine.net
> --
> Dr Gary Hall
> Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University
> Co-editor of Culture Machine http://www.culturemachine.net
> My website http://www.garyhall.info
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