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A social network for digital scholars topic of March 28 talk

How scholars communicate and interact with each other now and in the future is the subject of two talks Thursday, March 28, hosted by Emory's Digital Scholarship Commons.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communication of the Modern Language Association (MLA), will give both talks in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.  

The first, "MLA Commons: Scholarly Societies and Social Networks," will be at noon. This talk will explore the MLA Commons platform for scholarly communication and publishing.

At 4 p.m., "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy" will explore how scholars, publishers, librarians and administrators might change their thinking for the future of digital scholarly communication. The future of scholarly communication may be online, but the most significant challenges faced in transforming scholarly practices are social and institutional.

Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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