POST: Bringing an “Archival Mind” to the Evolving Scholarly Record

Responding to the #esrworkshop (Evolving Scholarly Record and Evolving Stewardship Ecosystem workshop, preceding a meeting on Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support), Jennifer Schaffner (OCLC Research Library Partnership) has written a post on the “evolving scholarly record.” Schaffner considers the changing nature of archival collections in the digital age as “components of the ‘scholarly record.'” Schaffner discusses how context ties diffuse, distributed records together in an evolving and complex ecosystem. She concludes:

I think there is a great deal to be learned from participating in this high-level ecosystem, where roles are changing. Can an archival mind have empathy for the complex decisions about collecting the scholarly record that are facing our users, creators, and administrators?

For more on this topic, see the June 2014 report from OCLC Research, “The Evolving Scholarly Record,” by Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, and Titia van der Werf.



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