Christine L. Borgman
Several decades ago, access to scholarly information was the exclusive domain of libraries and publishers. Now research is disseminated by many formal and informal means, not only by libraries and publishers but also by preprint repositories and tweets. Access may be faster – if one can separate signal from noise amidst the plethora of communication channels. Changes in access are a result of the transition from a closed scholarly world to the open Web, the shift in content and context of networked information, information services for readers and for authors, and differences between publications and data. If future scholars are to use the scholarly content of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, the scholarly community must reclaim information retrieval, rethink partnerships throughout the information life cycle, share responsibility for the information infrastructure, and address policy and incentive issues.
Borgman, C.L. (Creator). Harvard (Poster). (2011, May 5). How is research being made available in formal and informal ways and what can be done now to make it available for future scholars? [Video] Keynote, Harvard Digital Scholarship Summit, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/XzwIeak7e4w.