These are the slides from a talk given by Dr. Jan Velterop at LIBER's 2013 conference in Munich.
The amount of scientific information generated is growing exponentially. Consequently, the way this information is shared and used is changing, too. It has to, as the traditional method of reasonably comprehensively taking in new information, by reading scientific literature, is becoming woefully inadequate — in fact, impossible.
This has far-reaching consequences for the mediators in the scientific knowledge exchange environment: publishers and libraries. The only things that are not entirely clear yet are when and exactly how things will change, but not whether they will. This talk explored some likely scenarios for the near future.