Saturday, February 09, 2008

We are in the midst of change

The Journal of Electronic Publishing has just released a special issue devoted to scholarly communications. The article by Karla Hahn, ARL's Director of Scholarly Communications since 2005, Talk about Talking about New Models of Scholarly Communication, is interesting and well worth reading.

One of Karla's key points about the current environment: we are no longer just anticipating change - we are in the midst of it. Another important concept: there is an emerging consensus for a need for librarians to dialogue with scholars, on a one-on-one basis. We may be in the midst of change, but there is much need to talk about what the changes are and, most importantly, where we are going.

Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News.

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