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Monday, May 25, 2009

Trends in digital scholarly communication

Nancy L. Maron and K. Kirby Smith, Digital Scholarly Communication: A Snapshot of Current Trends, Research Library Issues no. 263, May 2009.  Excerpt:

...Summary of Findings

Digital innovations are taking place in all disciplines....

Digital publishing is shaped powerfully by the traditions of scholarly culture....

Some of the largest resources with greatest impact have been in existence a long while....

Achieving sustainability —especially for those resources with an open-access mandate— is a universal challenge....