Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Finally, from ACRLog, signs of 'getting it': "The question for librarians, higher ed administrators and scholars then, is why hasn't open access in physics led to journal cancellations? Do we really want to set up two systems, an open access repository system while maintaining the old system with publisher embargoes so that libraries will have to maintain subscriptions? Do we really want to 'partner' with the kind of companies that have launched such a deceptive and distorted PR campaign?" It is certainly, I would say, time for librarians to begin talking about what their discipline looks like in a world without expensive books and journal subscriptions.

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