The British Library's Future: Shiny, Locked-Down Knowledge? - Open Enterprise
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"There is no mention of the hugely-important open access movement that seeks to make publicly-funded research freely available online. It's as if the British Library were stuck in the early 1990s, unaware of the revolutions taking place in digital scholarship....This extraordinary encomium on the joys of intellectual monopolies, and of locking down knowledge, is the antithesis of what a library - never mind a great one - is about: making the fruits of human creativity as widely available as possible, regardless of whether you can afford to pay every time...."