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Marcie Granahan,
NFAIS Executive Director
In the spirit of International Open Access Week (Oct. 19 – 25, 2015), there are several good articles in this week’s issue of NFAIS Advances. Plus, we’re excited to hold our workshop tomorrow on The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions. Clearly, digital and open-access journals have dramatically changed the dissemination of scholarship.

Now, scholarly output is changing, reflecting increased emphasis on collaborative work, global networks and interoperability, and the synthesis of a vast amount of data beyond the published text.

This is the topic of the NFAIS Annual Conference, Data Sparks Discovery of Tomorrow’s Global Knowledge, Feb. 21 – 23, 2016 at Hyatt Bellevue in Philadelphia. Indeed, what does the future hold? Check out Manuscript at the click of a button; 'Data Science Machine' crunches numbers faster and more effectively than most; and Crowdsourced research: Many hands make tight work to predict where things might be headed. And also check out the NFAIS Advance Community Forum, where I make a few predictions of my own.

As always, we hope you enjoy reading this week’s issue of NFAIS Advances! Please feel free to share with your colleagues and friends.

Marcie Granahan
Executive Director
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