My Name Is Fernando Gros Not Greg Restall’s Reader
Sorry Greg, not that I don’t dig your work and blog, but amazingly I have a life beyond those! OK, now I have that out of my system. It seems that the Charlie Rapple over at All My Eye (Ingenta) have picked up on my comments about Greg’s use of iTunes to organise academic papers. […]
Sorry Greg, not that I don’t dig your work and blog, but amazingly I have a life beyond those!
OK, now I have that out of my system. It seems that the Charlie Rapple over at All My Eye (Ingenta) have picked up on my comments about Greg’s use of iTunes to organise academic papers. I take some objection to the way they strawman’d my comments, but far objection ot not being named. Being misquoted or misunderstood is par for the course, but being called “this reader” or “Greg Restall’s reader” just seems plain, well if not rude then at least odd.
In case it gets missed, here is the full text of my comment over there.
Not sure that I missed the point as much as you make out. My main interest was in publishing areas related to vocational studies. While I was working at King’s in London I saw two separate groups investing quite some time in small scale academic journals but having a long term view to influence practical professions. Part of the intended readership of those journals would have found it costly to access those materials via sites like Ingenta, or difficult to access them physically due to the limited distribution of the readership. Although I did not lay that out in my simple blogpost, that is the context of my thinking.
As for the so-called confusion; what can I say? iTunes is not a platform for metadata and free content, it is a platform for metadata and content free or paid. The suggestions you make about linking metadata distribution to a wider and easier to access paid platform is exactly the kind of thinking I was alluding to.
By the way, why did you mention Greg by name, but relegate me to the title of “Greg Restall’s reader?” That seemed a little odd.
[tags] iTunes, Journal, Academic, Ingenta [/tags]