How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative

  • Dorothea Salo orcid logo (School of Library & Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison 84261 Helen C White Hall 600 N Park St Madison, WI 53706)


Since Clifford Lynch’s infamous call to arms (2003), academic libraries have been wasting their time trying to change the scholarly communication system on the feeblest of rationalizations. Proper librarians know that the current system is obviously the most sustainable, since it’s lasted this long and provided so much benefit to libraries (Rogers, 2012a) and profit to organizations as diverse as Elsevier, Nature Publishing Group, and the American Chemical Society, as well as their CEOs (Berrett, 2012). Moreover, faculty have proclaimed loudly and clearly that they believe libraries’ central role is to be the campus’s collective knowledge wallet (Schonfeld & Housewright, 2010; Lucky, 2012), so who are librarians to argue?

How to Cite:

Salo, D., (2013) “How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(4), eP1075. doi:

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Published on
15 Aug 2013
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