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Nani sulle spalle di giganti

Metafora che si incontra per la prima volta (1159 ca.) nel Metalogicon (III, 4) di Giovanni di Salisbury, che ne attribuisce la paternità al suo maestro Bernardo di Chartres: «dicebat Bernardus Carnotensis nos esse quasi nanos gigantium humeris insidentes»

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About BOOC (Books as Open Online Content)

About BOOC (Books as Open Online Content) 

"The concept of the BOOC (Book as Open Online Content) came about during a conversation with Professor Melissa Terras (Vice Dean of Research, UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities): she and Dr Rayner were discussing the progress of the AHRC/ British Library Academic Book of the Future Project in 2015, and talking about the need to try and try a more adventurous, practice-led approach as part of our investigations. It seemed important that the Project not only gathered research from our wide network of collaborative partners, but also attempted to grapple with the challenges the Academic Book of the Future raised: what, exactly, was a ‘research output’? What was a ‘book’? Could a ‘book’ be more fluid in terms of its content? How would peer review work – could it work? – with a less fixed set of traditional content?

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