Open Access Publishing and the Ends of Scholarship
" ... If scholars are thinking about their impact first, then Open Access becomes a tool to open doors of access to share that impact with those who may not have had the benefit before. As my panel co-host Britt Holbrook puts it, 'we have to think about the ends of scholarship,' rather than just the means of scholarly dissemination (Holbrook, 2014). If we can focus on our goals for the ends of scholarship, then suddenly the means of that dissemination can open wide into an almost infinite array of possibilities, including both the traditional publishing model and emerging Open Access models, plus many other means of disseminating literature and data which are fast coming to prominence in our digital age ..."