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Envisioning the Library’s Role in Scholarly Communication in the Year 2025
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  • Maria Carpenter, Northeastern University
  • Jolie Graybill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Jerome Offord, Jr., Lincoln University - Jefferson City
  • Mary E. Piorun, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Medical Subject Headings
Libraries; Library Administration; Library Services; Forecasting; Role; Publishing
This research probes future roles for libraries in the scholarly communication process through the use of scenarios. The researchers asked 20 ARL library directors to read and provide constructive comments on the scenarios, name the scenarios, and either select a scenario that most closely matched their vision or propose a new scenario. The directors identified six possible futures. Issues such as library as publisher, the economy, and the need for collaboration are discussed, as well as the timeframe for such futures and the desire versus the likelihood of a particular scenario happening.
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This article first appeared in PORTAL: LIBRARIES AND THE ACADEMY, Volume 11, Issue 2, April, 2011, pages 659-681. Copyright © 2011 The Johns Hopkins University Press. Link to article on publisher's site
Citation Information
Maria Carpenter, Jolie Graybill, Jerome Offord and Mary E. Piorun. "Envisioning the Library’s Role in Scholarly Communication in the Year 2025" Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2011)
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