Presented at the 2010 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference: Austin, TX, February 2, 2010. http://www.electroniclibrarian.org/erlwiki/ER%26L.
The traditional role of libraries as aggregators, curators and disseminators of resources has been profoundly challenged by the notion of libraries as publishers of content. While publishing models include the ideas of aggregating, curating and disseminating content, these terms have radically different definitions in each context (libraries v. publishers). While we understand the motivation of publishers and their role in selecting and distributing content, much less is understood of the role that libraries should, or could play in the chain of “publishing” involved in their hosting of institutional repositories.
This paper will explore:
‐ the idea of publishing in the context of new models of library sponsored resource delivery;
‐the challenges facing libraries in identifying, selecting and curating content
‐ emerging models of IRs especially in regard to discipline‐based content
Library and Information Science