This book chapter was written in 2010, but is finally out! Eve, Martin Paul, ‘The Botnet: Webs of Hegemony/Zombies Who Publish’, in Zombies in the Academy, ed. by Andrew Wheelan, Chris Moore, and Ruth Walker (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2013), pp. 103–117
The scholarly communication structure at present bears a strong resemblance to a malware system called a botnet. This piece explores this metaphor and proposes ways in which the library can become a bi-directional information hub called the Research Output Team as a potential antidote.