New ways to share scholarship and new economic models to sustain the process are emerging from the possibilities of digital scholarship. A revolution is underway.
Change and scholarly publications
Despite the opportunity to put information in front of every potential user, most monographs are available only in paper and access to most journals is still limited to subscribers.
Open access expands sharing
Instead of making content valuable by making it scarce, open access makes new knowledge valuable by making it widely available to scholars and researchers.
Researchers benefit from sharing
Scholars can gain tremendous professional benefits from expanded dissemination of their work.
Bringing down the barriers
With all the benefits of more open sharing of research, why hasn’t change proceeded more rapidly? There are a number of factors holding things back.