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


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Date tagged:

11/13/2017, 03:43

Date published:

11/09/2017, 23:59