Academia

Confessions of an open access editor

Since 2004 I have been the technical editor of SCRIPTed, the open access journal of Law and Technology published by the SCRIPT Centre in Edinburgh. This involvement has survived all other Edinburgh-related commitments, and has become one of the most rewarding aspects of my academic life. Every four months I Read more…

Academia

New beginnings

Regular readers may have noticed that I have been rather quiet for the last month or so. Besides taking a bit of a well-deserved break after a hard semester of teaching, this has been a rather busy time. Back in August 2010 I presented my resignation for the post of Read more…

Academia

Why do academics write?

(via Ernesto Priego) Just finished reading a delightful post by Mary Churchill entitled “Why Do Academics Write?” Highly recommended if you are an academic or interested in academia generally. While the article tells the story of academic writing from an American tenure perspective, it still resonates this side of the Read more…

Academia

Long Tail or Tall Tales?

Here is my presentation for this year’s BILETA Conference. I have a soft spot for BILETA, it was one of my first academic conferences, it is where I met some of my mentors and IT luminaries, and it is to blame in great part for me being in Edinburgh. In Read more…

Academia

In Costa Rica

I’m in Costa Rica for the rest of the month. Why am I away? As the always excellent PhD comic accurately comments, nobody in academia works in December: Now, where did I put the suntan lotion?