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Stephen Downes

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I think we all know this, but it bears repeating. "Higher education institutions will "not be in a position to pay publishers millions of dollars for research that is behind a paywall," says Elaine Westbrooks, university librarian at UNC Chapel Hill. "One thing I have learned from the pandemic is that researchers need to collaborate and will collaborate internationally to solve problems, alleviate human suffering, and to understand the human condition. These paywalls are unjust and unnecessary barriers."

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