Libraries and universities need not be consumers of technology, but rather can take adv. of new technology directly.
Re-‐thinking ﬂow … By publishing’s disruption, public and research libraries can deliver services for and with (not “to”) their users.
Being able to consider story telling and data as software reshapes how scholars engage with their peers and the public.
New authoring tools and platforms enable scholars to have more direct control over how/where they publish (e.g. Wordpress: Annotum).
Academic authors can publish outside traditional journal publishing systems – Oppty for hyper local publishing platforms.
People and groups can create their own own micro-‐publishing sites, and publish directly on web-‐based journals. “Push” to publish …
PLoS One, PeerJ, and related ilk … that minimally gate submissions: 1) is it a new and original work; 2) does it report on primary research?; 3) is it technically rigorous?
And if we posit that all information has the potential to be equally discoverable on the web, do we need PLOS One?
By redirecting its resources over the next few years, a university can provide enough publishing services of its own to eliminate subventions.
Between libraries and presses, societies and membership associations, between authors and readers, a new continuum of publishing services can be designed.
Enabling scholars to publish, and readers (both lay and academic) to write back into the world for themselves.
He that we last as Thurn and Taxis knew Now recks no lord but the stiletto’s Thorn, And Tacit lies the Gold once-‐knotted horn. No hallowed skein of stars can ward, I trow, Who’s once been set his tryst with Trystero.
peter brantley director, bookserver project internet archive @naypinya (twitter, gmail)