[Duraspace] ATG NewsChannel Original: Academic Library Publishing, Part 1: Changing Times, Changing Roles | Against The Grain
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 10:23:56 SAST 2015
Library publishing has a long history. We have come to think of the present
initiatives as ways of reconnecting with a very old mission, yet making it
fresh and new in radically new circumstances with radically new technology.
But its development in the digital age is still nascent, and if libraries
are to play
a significant role in overcoming the cost of access to information today,
they will have to expand significantly beyond their current scope, probably
through expanded current programs and many new ones.
*How much time and how much of their budgets do librarians want to put into
publishing programs as opposed to the many other functions they fill? Who
should even answer that question? To paraphrase the Ithaka report—“it takes
a whole institution.”*
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