Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having the tools to aggregate and mine them.
Alex Holzman retired as Temple University Press director in 2014 and now heads Alex Publishing Solutions, a scholarly communications consultant. He has, during a forty-year career, been involved in scholarship as press director, editor, electronic publishing coordinator, author, speaker, and salesperson at Temple, Cambridge University Press, Ohio State University Press, and Charles Scribners Sons. Alex served as president of the Association of American University Presses (2008-9) as well as on the boards of the AAUP and the University Press Ebook Consortium. He currently serves as a member of the Knowledge Unlatched Advisory Board.