Freies Wissen: Verlage verklagen Bibliothek der ETH Zürich
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Science thrives on global exchanges, in particular through publications. "open access" promotes this exchange by providing free access to scientific publications and prevents, among other things, that privatization of knowledge and self-funded buy back the public needs to know. Digitization promotes "open access" publications and the requirement to publish publicly funded publications freely accessible, is gaining weight. Scientific publishers are threatened by it in its current business model and therefore try not only "open access"-attempts to sabotage, but also to prevent the free access to knowledge through libraries. A recent example from Switzerland describes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ): '...[T]he scientific publishers Elsevier, Springer and Thieme filed a complaint with the Zurich Commercial Court, with which the ETH-Bibliothek will be prohibited to carry on their document delivery service in its current form....' "