The NEXT Digital Scholar has arrived

NEXTdigitalscholarfrontcoverThe Next Digital Scholar is a timely tome focused on issues around the Common Core State Standards–particularly in the areas of practices and standards in digital research, reading, and writing–edited by James P. Purdy and Randall McClure.

This latest title in the ASIST Monograph Series published by ITI is a followup to McClure and Purdy’s The New Digital Scholar (2013), which as I reported in May was the recipient of a coveted Silver IPPY Award and has received considerable critical acclaim.

If you’d like to explore the new book, we’ve posted its Table of Contents (includes contributor bylines), Introduction, and brief biographies of editors Purdy and McClure.

Print copies are available now and digital editions will be available soon on ITI’s ebookstore. If you’re interested in the CCSS you won’t want to miss this one.

About John Bryans

John B. Bryans is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the book publishing divisions of Information Today, Inc. (ITI) and its sister company, Plexus Publishing, Inc. Since 1979 John has worked in book publishing as an editor, book packager, and publisher. He began his career in the world of New York mass-market publishing, specializing in historical fiction and popular nonfiction before moving into technology publishing in the late 1980s. In 1995, at Online Inc., he launched CyberAge Books—a popular line of titles for online searchers, librarians, and business information professionals. In 1998 ITI acquired CyberAge Books and John joined the ITI staff on the edge of the Pine Barrens in rural southern New Jersey. Currently, he acquires and edits books and ebooks in diverse genres including library and information science and technology, cyberculture, education and careers in the information professions, educational technology, knowledge management, networking and customer engagement, indexing, and clinical research, and—regionally for southern New Jersey—mystery and suspense, history, nature and the environment. In 2001 he acquired and published Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson, which inspired an Emmy-winning dramatic series on HBO and became the publisher's first New York Times bestseller.

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