The following are writings currently on publishers' sites, or were
easily dredged from my own back files and quickly HTMLcoded. Others not
yet available are listed in my résumé.
University Presses in the Ecosystem of 2020, The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 13, Issue 2, Fall 2010
- The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, cover story, Volume 53, Issue 41, June 15, 2007, by Michael Jensen
- The Deep Niche, Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 10, No. 2, Spring 2007, by Michael Jensen
- Presses Have Little to Fear From Google, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Point of View, Volume 51, Issue 44, back page, July 7, 2005, by Michael Jensen
- Selected Readings on Open Source, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Section: Information Technology, Volume 51, Issue 5, Page B23, Sept. 21, 2004, by Michael Jensen
- Invited chapter in A Companion to Digital Humanities (2005), John Unsworth, Susan Schreibman, and Ray Siemens, editors. Local copy of Michael Jensen's "Intermediation and its Malcontents: Validating professionalism in the age of raw dissemination."
- Invited Commentary in The Lancet, Feb. 8, 2003, entitled "Another Loss in the Privatisation Wars: PubScience"
- Academic Press Gives Away Its Secret of Success, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Back Page, Sept. 14, 2001
- On Retro Glue and E-book Readers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Back Page, June 23, 2000
- Information Technology at a Crossroads: Open-Source Computer Programming, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Back Page, October 29, 1999
- Tearing Up the Limits Imposed by Paper, The Chronicle of Higher Education, one of eight essays in "Scholarly Publishing in an Electronic Age" Back Page, June 26, 1999
- Technopolis, a column for The Bloomington Voice,
published every other month in Bloomington, IN, on technology and
- On Shouldermonkeys and Corporate Big Brothers, Technopolis 1.1
- MonkeyCams and Change, Technopolis 1.2
- Watching the Watchdogs: what TRW knows but my friends don't, Technopolis 1.3
- Avoiding the Two-Parity System or, The Underclass Act, Technopolis 1.4
- Informus Informs Us: Employment, Gossip, and Fear, Technopolis 1.5
- Online Sexual Fetishism and the Specialist Market: The Horizontal Economy, Technopolis 1.6
- Encryptions "R" Us: Self-Protection in the Big Corporate Brother Era, Technopolis 1.7
- "Here There be Tygers: Profit, Nonprofit,
and Loss in the Age of Disintermediation, given at Scholarly
Communication in the Next Millenium: Canada's Policy Conference,
March 1997, to be published in its Proceedings. Published
version in the Canadian Journal of Communication > Vol. 22, No. 3
- "Designing Electronic Publications,"
published in Scholarly Publishing, October 1996.
- "Fighting Infotainment: The Nonprofit Sector's Responsibility in an Online World," given at
the Third Symposium on Scholarly Publishing on the Electronic Networks, a joint Association
of Research Libraries/Association of American University Presses symposium, 11/93. Published
in the Proceedings, page 85-91, and also online at the ARL site.
- "Intellectual Property and University Press Publishing," given at the Joint Harvard/MIT
Workshop on Intellectual Property Protection in the Networked Multimedia Environment, Harvard
University, 3/93; Published in Proceedings, 2/94, page 55-61.
- The Information Agenda, 1990, a sort of telenovel for the Ted Turner Tomorrow Award, which was to award a half-million-dollars for a winning entry outlining a benign future where social problems had been solved. My
framework posited a president who, via popular support acquired from a five-day series of televised presentations, initiated a program of heavy investment in digital technologies to transform the country by enfranchising the disempowered, developed digital
libraries and distance education, used the Online Freedom of Information Act to provide universal oversight of government agencies, initiated a community-based expertise-bartering system, and funded a programmer's consortium for the creation of socially
beneficial software, among other
Now, a sort of "alternative future" screenplay.
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