[Irtalk] Reason, Risk, and Reward: Models for Libraries and Other Stakeholders in an Evolving Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem — Cultural Anthropology

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed May 21 12:20:55 SAST 2014

Academic libraries, like scholarly societies, presses, and individual
authors, are part of a complex and evolving ecosystem. *The difficult
challenge facing all these stakeholders is how to change a whole ecosystem.
No single action or actor will be able to achieve this transformation*. And
that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed, the risk of unintended
consequences is higher with rapid, dramatic change. But there are things
that individuals and organizations can do that will contribute to broader
changes. Returning to the ecological metaphor, we can call up the old
maxim, “Think globally, act locally.”

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