BeerBrarian: I Got Soul, But I'm Not a Soldier: On "a quiet culture war in libraries"
gavinbaker's bookmarks 2015-07-13
"University of Utah Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections Rick Anderson has published an opinion piece in Insights, titled 'A quiet culture war in research libraries – and what it means for librarians, researchers and publishers.' This article is illuminating and instructive, but not, I suspect, for the reasons Anderson intended. Rather than revealing or elucidating a problem – the author offers no evidence beyond his opinions as the first comment on the article points out and cites only himself – it is a useful look into the mindset of a dean, one that I suspect is shared by others, as well as university and associate university librarians throughout North America. The article can also be read as an apologia for the current state of scholarly communication and library and information science (LIS) practitioners' roles in that ..."