Untying knots and joining dots: the role of librarians in the scholarly communication environment



Wolf, M
(2000) Untying knots and joining dots: the role of librarians in the scholarly communication environment. Insights: the UKSG journal, 28 (1). 78 - 82. ISSN 2048-7754

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Abstract

This opinion piece on the role of libraries in the scholarly communication environment covers the following issues: the notion of librarians as the proxies and ‘middleware’ of the scholarly communications landscape; the need for librarians to be willing to adapt their practices in order to ease some of the complexities inherent in research communications; a plea for publishers to provide simpler, more straightforward and transparent subscription and open access (OA) offers to libraries; and some thoughts on where rapid developments in digital technologies might lead the information professions.

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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 10:54
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URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/36
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