This futuristic article discusses the shift in academic and research libraries to electronic collections in the context of information access, costs, publication models, and preservation of content. Certain factors currently complicate the shift to electronic formats and challenge their widespread acceptance. Future scenarios spanning skill ecosystems, technologies and workflows, and societal implications are explored as logical outgrowths of present circumstances.
Digital Commons Citation
Mays, Antje. ”Brave New World, 2050: The Implications of Shifting to Electronic Collections". Against the Grain, vol.19:no.2 (February 2007), pp.72-75.