Libraries Face a Future of Open Access

Joseph Esposito, The Scholarly Kitchen, May 23, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This post crosses the line and the publishers should consider retracting it. Joseph Esposito accuses librarians of alliance with sites as Sci-Hub and ResearchGate in order to enforce demands such as those made by Swedish libraries: "open access to all articles in Elsevier journals published by researchers affiliated to member organisations; reading access for member organisations to all of Elsevier’s journal content; and a 'sustainable price model that enables a transition to open access'."  So, "Having grown up in New Jersey, I have some qualms about what it means for anyone to form an alliance with unsavory characters." writes Esposito. "What do you do when they ask for a favor in return?" There is utterly no evidence of such an alliance, and this article is as fake as fake news gets.

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