Browsing University Library Faculty Research by Author "Lewis, David W."

Browsing University Library Faculty Research by Author "Lewis, David W."

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  • Lewis, David W. (2010)
    In this chapter, I will try to provide a summary of the challenges facing academic libraries as they attempt to assemble the staffs they will need in the coming decade. I will begin by identifying the trends I see developing, ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2006-03-10)
    The paper discusses the response to the invention of printing, the industrialization of printing and the development of the Internet in terms of using various strategies to organize and access information.
  • Lewis, David W. (ACRL, 1997)
    Academic libraries and, more important, all of higher education have been in the midst of a fundamental transformation over the past decade. Changes in information technology, requirements for increased accountability from ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2010-02-26)
    This brief study examines whether or not open access journal impact factors increase at a faster rate than subscription journals. There are preliminary indications that this is the case and that openness does appear to ...
  • Lewis, David W. (http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/IndianaLibraries/article/viewFile/2068/1947, 2012)
    The article looks a Clay Shirky's commentary on newspapers and applies his insights to the current state of academic libraries.
  • Lewis, David W. (2014-04-23)
    In this paper I will suggest a conjecture on the nature of digital information. One: When information is digital it is non-rival and can be reproduced and distributed at close to zero marginal cost. Two: When information ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2004)
    For some time it has been clear that the role of libraries will change in light of developments in networked information. The discussion to date has largely been based on supply-side concerns: the increasing cost of journals ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2006-03-10)
    In this presentation I will review the theories of business strategy developed by Clayton Christensen and his colleagues in their three books — the "Innovator’s Dilemma", "Innovator’s Solution", and "Seeing What’s Next". ...
  • Lewis, David W. (American Library Association, 1989-11)
    This paper considers the economic nature of the scholarly journal from a theoretical perspective and concludes that it is what economists call a natural monopoly. Natural monopolies exist when the average price of the good ...
  • Lewis, David W. (Library Journal, 1991-09-01)
    The article considers how a middle manager should confront difficult economic times.
  • Lewis, David W. (2006-01-26)
    This proposal applies the work of Clayton Christensen and his colleagues to the problem of creating scholarly monographs in the social sciences and humanities. An alternative model for creating first scholarly books is proposed.
  • Lewis, David W. (http://crl.acrl.org/content/74/2/159.full.pdf+html, 2013-03)
    The existence of a ubiquitous and cheap worldwide communications network that increasingly makes documents easily and freely available will require a transformation of academic library collecting practice. It will be driven ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2009-05-04)
    This paper reviews the current situation with college textbooks and proposes a solution to the current problems of excessive cost. The solution is to create open textbooks funded by contributions from universities and ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2010-01-04)
    As librarians, academic authors and editors, publishers, and others interested in scholarly communication consider the future, one of the pressing questions is: How fast will open access journals replace traditional ...
  • Lewis, David W. (Association of College and Research Libraries, http://crl.acrl.org/content/73/5/493.abstract, 2012-09)
    Open access (OA) is an alternative business model for the publication of scholarly journals. It makes articles freely available to readers on the Internet and covers the costs associated with publication through means other ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2013-08-26)
    This paper updates the author's 2012 article, "The Inevitability of Open Access" with recently published data. As a result it is possible to predict that Gold OA could account for 50 percent of the scholarly journal ...
  • Lewis, David W. (Library Administration & Management, 2004)
    Using the concepts in Clayton Christensen's book The Innovator's Dilemma, the current situation of academic librries is reviewed. It is argued that academic libraries are the types of institutions that Christensen predicts ...
  • Lewis, David W. (American Library Association, 1988-07)
    Higher education is confronting a fundamental change. The transition from print on paper to digital and electronic technolgies is transforming instruction, scholarly communication, and the storage and preservation of ...
  • Lewis, David W. (2013-06-19)
    This short working paper recounts the story of the invention of the Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) model for e-books by David W. Lewis and Scott Doan at the 1999 ACRL conference in Detroit.
  • Lewis, David W. (2009-01-15)
    Based on the material presented in "A Strategy for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century" (available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1592), the talk focused on how the same general themes would apply ...

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