Jak gender studies wpływa na przyszłość bibliotek akademickich? Wizja biblioteki uniwersyteckiej według Roberta Darntona
HOW GENDER STUDIES AFFECTS THE FUTURE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES? THE VISION OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BY ROBERT DARNTON
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Not only is this article an attempt of reconstruction Darnton’s views concerning books, libraries and researches but also shows its near future. The author is trying to decode a vicious circle which everyone seems to be within – librarians in academic libraries, scientists and publishers. Mentioned trap starts with reviews' high prices – while libraries must pay for delivering permanent magazines, they find themselves not having enough money to spend on monographs. In this situation, when even obliged libraries are not purchasing such releases, editors are not willing to publish them due to minimal expected income. It’s becoming clear that such state can be broken down only by changing philosophy of life – meaning moving scientists to 'open access' publishing. Scientific releases, published by editors associations, emerge thanks to public resources. However they are inaccessible for regular tax-payers. Franckly speaking the clue is that libraries are forced to buy their own people releases. This is becoming frustrating for most of scientists so that's why they decided to share their work in 'open access' manner. If such behavior was promoted and maintained by research institutions it would give an opportunity for development. The most significant achievement here is that science can be made less dependent from economy and industries what obviously brings it closer to its essentiality.
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