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Re: Open Access to Research Is Inevitable, Libraries Are Told

I have tried to contemplate about the future of scholarly 
journals in a talk I have given at UKSG 2009. I was trying to 
parametrize the possible futures rather than picking one of them 
as the most likely. The success or failure of open access is one 
of the factors that will shape the future of journal publishing, 
but there are others, more profound, factors that will determine 
how this future will look like. The talk was later published in 
Serials and self-archived as a Google Knol at following URL:


Readers of this list might find it of some interest.

Ahmed Hindawi

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 5:06 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan2@yahoo.com> wrote:

> A report about a panel discussion on open access at the
> Association of Research Libraries meeting, from the Chronicle of
> Higher Education:
> http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Open-Access-to-Research-Is/8475/
> Bernie Sloan