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What will become of us? Looking into the crystal ball of serials work

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Rick Anderson

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Is it possible to predict the future of serials work? Not with perfect accuracy, of course - but to do so imperfectly is both possible and imperative.We need to be looking ahead and asking questions like these: What are the implications of the open access movement for serials staff? Will the information economy of the future be driven by problems of scarcity or problems of abundance, and what does each scenario mean for the library? The areas in which we work are especially volatile, and both we and those we serve will benefit greatly if we learn how to anticipate and prepare for change, rather than simply reacting to it after it happens.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/1988
How to Cite: Anderson, R., 2006. What will become of us? Looking into the crystal ball of serials work. Serials, 19(2), pp.88–94. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/1988
Published on 10 Jul 2006.
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