How academic libraries may change when Open Access becomes the norm
alespierno's bookmarks 2017-11-13
"The trend I am increasingly convinced that is going to have a great impact on how academic libraries will function is the rise of Open Access. As Open Access takes hold and eventually becomes the norm in the next 10-15 years, it will disrupt many aspects of academic library operations and libraries will need to rethink the value-add they need to provide to universities"..."
1.Libraries roles in traditional discovery and even fulfillment/delivery for users will diminish
2.Libraries might make a greater focus on Special Collections and move into publishing/hosting journals
3.Libraries will have greater focus on value-add expertise services such as information literacy, data management services, GIS etc to replace the diminishing "buyer" role
4.Budgets of libraries might shrink
5.Modernising Referencing practices