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Stephen Downes

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I think that the author has a good point, though I don't see it as leading (as he appears to) back to the world of paper-based collections. The author observes that professors, to some degree, and students, to an even greater degree, are turning more frequently to online sources. While he describes his evidence as anecdotal, we have seen more concrete evidence of this on OLDaily. The concern, writes the author, is that material is becoming lost, partially because it is not available in electronic format, and partially because of the transient status of online collections. These are indeed concerns, but returning to print won't solve them. Creating a much more open publishing environment, though, will.

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