Implications of Open Access for Libraries
Some of the potential implications of the Open Access movement on the operation of academic libraries is explored in a current article. Nothing is online yet, but ACRL members may retrieve fulltext when the issue is posted to the College & Research Libraries website.
Krista D. Schmidt, Pongracz Sennyey, and Timothy V. Carstens. "New roles for a changing environment: implications of open access for libraries." College & Research Libraries 66(5):407-16 Sept. 2005.Abstract: This article examines the likely implications of open access on library operations. The context of the examination takes place assuming that the traditional model of publication and open access coexist. Open access presents numerous challenges and opportunities, but entrepreneurial libraries will find new ways to serve their patrons in the new mixed open-access-traditional (MOA) environment. In order to do so, these libraries will need to redesign their organization and this can be expected to stretch both monetary and human resources.Source: Peter Suber. Open Access News Blog (27 Nov 2005) [FullText]