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Why are Librarians Hesitant to CANCEL ALL THE JOURNALS?

John Dupuis Science Blogs
It’s safe to say that librarians don’t feel they have the power to unilaterally cancel all their institution’s subscriptions without some fearsome retribution either from within the institution itself or from elements of the publishing world.

The Public Deserves Free Access to Research

Michael B. Eisen The Daily Californian
When the Internet began to take off in the mid-1990’s, it created the opportunity to do something scholars had been dreaming of for millennia — to gather all of the writings of scholars past and present together in a single online public library — a free, globally accessible version of the ancient library in Alexandria. But 20 years on and we are barely any closer to achieving this goal.
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