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Reason, risk, and reward: Models for libraries and other stakeholders in an evolving scholarly publishing ecosystem

dc.contributor.author Smith, Kevin L
dc.contributor.author Mangiafico, Paolo
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-20T20:46:46Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.identifier.issn 0886-7356
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/8875
dc.description.abstract Scholarly publishing, and scholarly communication more generally, are based on patterns established over many decades and even centuries. Some of these patterns are clearly valuable and intimately related to core values of the academy, but others were based on the exigencies of the past, and new opportunities have brought into question whether it makes sense to persist in supporting old models. New technologies and new publishing models raise the question of how we should fund and operate scholarly publishing and scholarly communication in the future, moving away from a scarcity model based on the exchange of physical goods that restricts access to scholarly literature unless a market-based exchange takes place. This essay describes emerging models that attempt to shift scholarly communication to a more open-access and mission-based approach and that try to retain control of scholarship by academics and the institutions and scholarly societies that support them. It explores changing practices for funding scholarly journals and changing services provided by academic libraries, changes instituted with the end goal of providing more access to more readers, stimulating new scholarship, and removing inefficiencies from a system ready for change. © 2014 by the American Anthropological Association.
dc.relation.ispartof Cultural Anthropology
dc.relation.isversionof 10.14506/ca29.2.03
dc.title Reason, risk, and reward: Models for libraries and other stakeholders in an evolving scholarly publishing ecosystem
dc.type Journal article
pubs.begin-page 216
pubs.end-page 235
pubs.issue 2
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Staff
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 29
dc.identifier.eissn 1548-1360
duke.contributor.orcid Mangiafico, Paolo|0000-0003-2298-8120


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