#mtw3 publishing could close a loop

This blog is getting fairly speculative in considering how the Guardian could stop being in print. This is partly a way to think about a print show a year or so ahead of actual time. But issues are raised. 

Meanwhile I am still thinking about #mtw3 , the third version of a conference Management Theory at Work. I am checking links as this is written.

#mtw3 on YouTube finds a playlist but this may not embed too well, so suggest starting with the keynote, see below. 

Each previous attempt to sequence topics has ended up with the Work Foundation, Innovation, and Knowledge Unlatched. "How to transform with social media" turns up quickly as a question and how to publish around this is a conclusion topic, but not yet very settled as an answer. 

So if an organisation thinks it has a clear take on publishing, maybe time to go back to leadership, learning organisation, whatever makes most sense at the time. 

Meanwhile there is an extended blog post on metrics from Lucy Montgomery

There is much to be said about the danger of simplistic measures of productivity and value, the limitations of citation counts as a measure of impact and the hazards of blindly mapping systems that evolved to support the sciences onto the humanities. However, for humanities scholars there is an equal danger that failure to engage with the power of big-data and the importance of metadata will result in a lack of digital invisibility for their most cherished forms of scholarship: A death sentence in a system driven by prestige and attention.

I am not sure where the attention is expected to be. Is the data just about academic journals?  There could be retweets or views on YouTube. I mention this because there are two books I will be following over the summer. Both found through the Critical Management website where video embed has started to appear. Gibson Burrell's Styles of Organizing is published at the end of this month by OUP. It looks like the hardback is £25 so I may wait for the paperback but hope for some blog extracts somewhere. CUP publish a book about folk music at $99 hardback only. Rhythms of Labour also covers radio in the last century which would interest me but not at this price. Again I hope to find some blog clues.

How to get metrics on the impact of these books I'm not sure.