Springer Nature is leading in the effort to preserve library subscriptions by syndicating its content and, in doing so, would establish ResearchGate as perhaps the foremost service for the distribution of scholarly content. Analysis by @lisalibrarian and @rschon.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor as well as Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and Affiliate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her responsibilities encompass instruction programs for library users and professional development for library staff and faculty as well as campus outreach and collaborations related to teaching and learning. Courses taught include International Information Organizations and Policy Making, Library Service Evaluation, and Academic Librarianship. As the 2010-2011 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends and chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in SSP, DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the scholarly communications, publishing, the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning. Her clients include libraries, colleges and universities, scholarly and professional associations, and non-profit organizations and for-profit companies in the library business community. For more information – website: lisahinchliffe.com, Twitter: @lisalibrarian, and ORCID: 0000-0002-5129-4235.