Essays On Air: Why libraries can and must change.
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The much heralded 'death of the book' has nothing to do with the death of reading or writing. It's about a radical transformation in reading practices, as explained in this episode of Essays On Air.
In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
The public pays for academic research and then again to read the published results of that research. A new initiative proposes a radical Open Access model. Can it work?
The popularity of libraries has not diminished. Numbers show more people are going to libraries than ever before. Here's why.