The Subject Specialist is Dead. Long Live the Subject Specialist!
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The role of the subject specialist as selector must transform! Libraries need to recognize that the scholarly record is evolving, and they need to develop roles that reflect this reality. Scholarly outputs are shifting away from static and text-based documentation of final research outcomes to dynamic and fluid digital outputs produced throughout the research process. It is imperative that libraries develop workflows and roles to identify and capture these outputs. This article will discuss and describe how the subject specialist’s traditional skills and responsibilities position them to be highly relevant and effective as libraries transition to new collecting approaches.
Collection development; Evolving scholarly record; Libraries; Roles; Subject specialist; Workflows
Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication
The Subject Specialist is Dead. Long Live the Subject Specialist!.