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Modelling Gold Open Access as a Disruptive Technology

David W. Lewis, the Dean of the IUPUI University Library and IU Assistant Vice President for Digital Scholarly Communication has just authored a paper on “The Inevitability of Open Access” in which he models the future of gold open access as a disruptive technology. The paper, forthcoming in College and Research Libraries, is available now as a pre-print from C&RL’s own pre-print/post-print server. (A direct link to the PDF is here.) Anyone invested in the future of scholarship should find Lewis’ predictions useful. After developing a set of predictions for the future of scholarly journal publishing, Lewis offers specific assessments of relevance to a number of actors, including scholarly societies with publishing programs.

BTW: Congratulations to C&RL for moving to gold OA. Librarians leading by example!

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