Scholarly Communication, 1971 to 2013. A Brindley Snapshot

Colin Steele

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    This chapter attempts a snapshot of the dramatic changes impacting on scholarly information access and delivery in the last forty years through the prism of Lynne Brindley's career. This was a period in which historical practices of information and access delivery have been dramatically overturned. The recent global debates on open access to publicly funded knowledge have brought scholarly communication to the forefront of attention of governments and university administrations. The potential exists for scholarly research to be more widely available within new digital economic models, but only if the academic community regains ownership of the knowledge it creates. Librarians can and should play a leading role in shaping knowledge creation, knowledge ordering and dissemination, and knowledge interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)pp 1-13
    JournalAlexandria: The Journal of National & International Library & Information Issues
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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