This is interesting sounding, especially as my PhD (which I still want to turn into a book) is image heavy:

For monographs, these included the ability for authors to make additional datasets available for academics to work with. Monographs could also contain extra images that it may not be possible to include in a traditional book print run.

Professor Crossick added that such additions could be “really exciting”. “The monograph can become a much more dynamic form of communication with readers; so a community of people is built up around the monograph engaging with it,” he said.

But he maintained that the integrity of the publication must remain and readers should not be able to edit texts as is possible on Wikipedia.

Read full piece, and a letter in response.

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