The open access wars: How to free science from academic paywalls - Vox

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-06-11


"This is a story about more than subscription fees. It’s about how a private industry has come to dominate the institutions of science, and how librarians, academics, and even pirates are trying to regain control.

The University of California is not the only institution fighting back. “There are thousands of Davids in this story,” says University of California Davis librarian MacKenzie Smith, who, like so many other librarians around the world, has been pushing for more open access to science. “But only a few big Goliaths.”

Will the Davids prevail?..."


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Date tagged:

06/11/2019, 08:47

Date published:

06/11/2019, 04:49