Barbara A Greenman, Science Library, University of Colorado at Boulder, 184 UCB, Norlin Library, Boulder, CO 80309-0184
Although not widely embraced in the U.S., open access has become the mode of publishing for many academic authors worldwide, thereby providing free online access to their scientific research. Traditional venues for scholarly communication are undergoing fundamental change driven by two forces in particular: online publishing and blogging. These forces are transforming not only the academic publishing structure but also the configuration and the format of the research article itself. This presentation explores how the new culture of open access, coupled with the increase in blogging by students, faculty, and the general public, is impacting scholarly research.