Best of LRTS Award
About the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award
The Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Library Resources & Technical Services.
Technological Change and the Scholarly Communications Reform Movement
Reflections on Castells and Giddens Richard Fyffe <p>LRTS, vol. 46, no. 2, April 2002, pp. 50-61</p>
Richard Fyffe has identified in this outstanding article key concepts that form the underlying basis for the current crisis in scholarly communications. He explains how the growing instability in the system of scholarly information exchange derives in significant part from tensions between the academic culture and the market economy upon which the academy has come to depend. Fyffe also shows how risk is a necessary and integral part of the present technical and economic environment, and he explains why it is essential for libraries to ensure that their parent institutions recognize and share that risk.