2012/4/24 David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> > Tangential, but highly relevant to the goal of free content: > > > http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/24/harvard-university-journal-publishers-prices > > "Exasperated by rising subscription costs charged by academic > publishers, Harvard University has encouraged its faculty members to > make their research freely available through open access journals and > to resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls." > > > http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k77982&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup143448 > > "The Library has never received anything close to full reimbursement > for these expenditures from overhead collected by the University on > grant and research funds. The Faculty Advisory Council to the Library, > representing university faculty in all schools and in consultation > with the Harvard Library leadership, reached this conclusion: major > periodical subscriptions, especially to electronic journals published > by historically key providers, cannot be sustained: continuing these > subscriptions on their current footing is financially untenable. Doing > so would seriously erode collection efforts in many other areas, > already compromised." > > Meanwhile in Wikipedia we accept these "gifts" to put links to paywall content.
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