Dorothea Salo has a new article out in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.
You should read it, especially if:
- You care about open access
- You care about scholarly communication in academic institutions
- You would like to see a healthy future for scholarly communication and for scholars, including independent scholars
- [This bullet removed as, well, a spoiler for those who don't read thoughtfully.]
The title: “How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative.”
The remarkable thing about this article is that it appears to have been used as a blueprint by any number of institutions before it was published.
One consequence of Salo’s article: My planned article-in-installments, “How not to be the expert,” a series of autobiographical musings, may be postponed indefinitely. Once you’ve seen a master at work, it’s easy to recognize one’s own limitations. But that’s me. For you: Go read it. Now.