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Enero-febrero de 2019, vol. 28, núm. 1
Número multidisciplinar de Información y Comunicación


Reimagining the academic library: What to do next. Review article

David W. Lewis

This article is available in open access

Abstract: This article reviews the conclusions of the author’s 2016 book, Reimagining the academic library and considers changes in scholarly communication and academic libraries that have taken place since its publication. Recommendations for alterations in the practice of individual libraries are provided. The problem of created integrated community-controlled open infrastructure is considered at length, especially the collective action problem that the library community must overcome.

Keywords: Academic libraries; Academic library futures; Scholarly communications infrastructure; Collective action problem; Open scholarly commons; Literature review.