Abstract

This is the final report from Phase 2, the last phase of the second Nordbib-project on hprints and related issues. The first project set out to establish an e-print archive for the humanities and social sciences. Our case studies have shown that when informed more thoroughly about OA, researchers realised the potential advantages for them. The universities have a role here as well as the libraries that manage the archives and support scholars in various aspects of the publishing processes. Libraries are traditionally service providers with a mission to facilitate the knowledge production and dissemination of research results. Today‟s transitional and for researchers confusing state of scholarly communication should also lead to a modification of the missions of research libraries. Even they should undergo a kind of paradigm shift.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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