The economic situation encourages greater collaboration and change

Maura Smale (New York City College of Technology) attended a symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center — “The Digital University: Power Relations, Publishing, Authority and Community in the 21st Century Academy.” She wrote a great report about several of the sessions on the ACRLog Blog. The section of the entry that caught my eye was:

Workshop participants agreed that the entire community of stakeholders must come together to address these issues, including academic administrators, who often seem absent from these discussions. On a positive note, while scholarly publishing has been slow to adapt to digital technologies, many suggested that the current economic situation may begin to speed collaboration and change.

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