Now, of course copyright owners of “free” resources have the right to set the terms of access. They can put up a datawall that demands the exchange of personal information (and thus enables data tracking, reporting, and maybe even aggregation with other datasets) for the otherwise free article. I wonder how far we will see this extend.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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 DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning. For more information – website: lisahinchliffe.com, Twitter: @lisalibrarian, and ORCID: 0000-0002-5129-4235.