Irish Librarians condemn publisher Wiley’s removal of hundreds of titles from ebook collections | CONUL

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Irish Librarians and library-related organisations wish to express our grave dissatisfaction at the sudden withdrawal by Wiley publishers of over one thousand titles from key ebook collections to which many academic libraries subscribe.  On 31st of August 2022 Wiley abruptly removed more than 1,300 ebooks, many of which were recommended by faculty to their students as key books on course reading lists, from these collections. Electronic access to these titles was procured by libraries on behalf of their institutions in good faith and in good time for the new academic year.  However, Wiley removed these books from already-subscribed services without making any efforts to inform academic libraries that pay hundreds of thousands of Euros from public funds per year to ensure students have access to the books they need.



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09/20/2022, 11:23

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09/20/2022, 07:23