[Irtalk] Musings about librarianship: How academic libraries may change when Open Access becomes the norm

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 17:28:54 SAST 2014

Assuming open access is inevitable, I feel it is only  a slight
exaggeration that the upcoming disruption to academic libraries will
potentially be bigger than the shift from print to digital for librarians. *For
good or ill, in the last 20-30 years or so providing access to journal
articles behind paywalls was the major purpose of academic libraries as
seen by faculty and students and open access will change that.*

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