Universities Urged to Ensure ‘Broadest Possible Access’ to Scholarship

“With digital technologies profoundly changing how researchers produce and share scholarship, universities must take a ‘much more active role’ in disseminating that work. That is the central message of a ‘call to action’ issued jointly today by the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. The paper, ‘The University’s Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship — A Call to Action,’ grew out of a round-table discussion the four groups held last August with provosts, chief research and information officers, library and university-press directors, and senior faculty members from about 20 institutions …” (more)

[Jennifer Howard, Chronicle, 12 February]

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