Publishing and the Popular Consumption of Print: A Panel Discussion

Tod Lippy, Eli Horowitz, Susan Allen

Abstract

On February 29, 2008, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lecture about the future of academic libraries and the communities they serve. The picture presented was one that had seemed to become formulaic in library discussions: kids don’t want to read anymore, they will continue not to want to read, and on the rare occasion that they do read, it will be on their phones. During this lecture, I thought back to a journal I had discovered in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, a literary journal that took on interesting physical . . .

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