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Scholarly Open-Access Publishing and the Future of Academic Library Acquisition Departments

Scholarly Open-Access Publishing and the Future of Academic Library Acquisition Departments | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Open Access will save on more than just journal subscription costs.

 

"[...] as more and more scholarly content becomes available online and open access, the need for academic library acquisitions departments will decrease dramatically.

This change will have an added benefit for libraries, for in addition to saving money on subscription costs, they will also reap savings from no longer having to bear the salary costs of those involved in collection development, ordering, and licensing library materials.

In most academic libraries, collection development and acquisitions departments are still organized in much the same way they were in the print era."


Via Pavlinka Kovatcheva
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Information Overload Is Not Unique To Digital Age : NPR

The overload of the print revolution led to indexes, reference books, editors, authors, classification systems. 17 minute 48 second audio interview with author of "Too Much to Know Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age" -- Howard

 

"It is a constant complaint: We're choking on information. The flood of data on the Web has reached mind boggling proportions, and it shows no signs of stopping. But wait, says Harvard professor Ann Blair -- this is not a new condition."


Via Howard Rheingold, Joao Brogueira
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