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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London

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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.

You can download the pre-print, or visit my research profile and get the file from my institutional repository.