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"Move prestige to open access."


Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>


BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:38:53 +0200





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Även om svenska akademiska bibliotek inte tycks protestera mot
den globla tidskriftsindustrins monopolpriser utan håller god min
i elakt spel. Vilket inte är fallet i USA där protesterar världens
rikaste universitet, Harvard mot vad som i en artikel i Guardian
beskrivs som får Murdoch att framstå som en socialist:

Klipp ur artikeln "Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist"

What we see here is pure rentier capitalism: monopolising a public
resource then charging exorbitant fees to use it. Another term for
it is economic parasitism. To obtain the knowledge for which we
have already paid, we must surrender our feu to the lairds of learning.

Ur Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing:

1. Make sure that all of your own papers are accessible by submitting
them to DASH in accordance with the faculty-initiated open-access
policies (F).

2. Consider submitting articles to open-access journals, or to ones
that have reasonable, sustainable subscription costs; move prestige to
open access (F).

3. If on the editorial board of a journal involved, determine if it
can be published as open access material, or independently from
publishers that practice pricing described above. If not, consider
resigning (F).

 4. Contact professional organizations to raise these issues (F).

5. Encourage professional associations to take control of scholarly
literature in their field or shift the management of their e-journals
to library-friendly organizations (F).

6. Encourage colleagues to consider and to discuss these or other options (F).

7. Sign contracts that unbundle subscriptions and concentrate on
higher-use journals (L).

 8. Move journals to a sustainable pay per use system, (L).

9. Insist on subscription contracts in which the terms can be made public (L).

Märkligt att svenska akademiska bibliotek inte rekommenderar sina uppdragsgivare
något liknande.


Jan Szczepański
F.d Förste bibliotekare och chef för f.d Avdelningen
för humaniora vid Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek
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