More than halfway into the second decade of the 21st century, academic libraries are becoming more integrated in the scholarly life of their faculties than ever before. Important trends in scholarly communication, such as transitioning from subscription journals to open access journals, increasing amounts of “born digital” data and creative works, the growing importance of protecting one’s intellectual property rights, and keeping digital scholarship organized, managed, and preserved, are all areas where academic scholars and researchers require support services and assistance. Librarians are natural partners to provide these services.
Brantley, Steve; Bruns, Todd; and Duffin, Kirstin, "Leveraging OA, the IR, and CrossDepartment Collaboration for Sustainability: Ensuring Library Centrality in the Scholarly Communication Discourse on Campus" (2015). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 102.