On Open Books and Fluid Humanities
AbstractIn light of the recent shift toward increasingly open access to scholarly work,
particularly online content, this article examines the concept of openness and the
potential to reuse, adapt, modify, and remix online material in the production and
consumption of knowledge within the humanities. To this end, the theoretical and
practical applications of authorship, stability, and authority are explored, in addition
to those of archive, selection, and agency in an attempt to devise a concept of the book
built upon fluidity.