The role of the research library in an emerging global public sphere

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Date created: 
2010-07-18
Keywords: 
open access, public sphere, research libraries
Abstract: 

Presents a vision of a potential future global public sphere, why it is needed and signs of emergence, and the role of the research library in this global public sphere, as provider of a distributed knowledge commons, preserver of scholarly information, and source of specialized expertise. Key short-term transitional steps are covered, particularly transition to a fully open access scholarly publishing system.

Description: 
Keynote at LIBER Annual Conference 2010
Language: 
English
Document type: 
Conference presentation
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