(11 Oct 2019) “There’s really no other industry where the creator and the consumer are one and the same, but the final product is apart from the creator and the consumer,” said Elaine Westbrooks, University Librarian of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “That cycle has made publishers quite wealthy.”
In an era of rising costs and declining revenues, the traditional model of academic publishing is unsustainable for universities, Westbrooks said. Now, Carolina is among the academic institutions seeking to challenge the status quo and innovate for the public good.
Read more on what university library of UNC has been doing to convey the message to faculty and publishers from here.