[Irtalk] LIBER | LIBER Welcomes the Publication of UK University Expenditure on Journal Packages - LIBER

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu May 22 15:21:34 SAST 2014

LIBER welcomes the recent publication of figures showing UK university
expenditure on Elsevier’s journal packages. The figures shine a light on a
market that currently lacks transparency and expose the wide variation in
prices being paid by UK universities. These variations cannot be rationally
explained in the current market where universities are subscribing to very
similar journal packages.

Beyond this, LIBER questions the fairness of the current subscription
*As RLUK has stated, research libraries are experiencing yearly increases
in subscription prices, despite the fact that production costs have dropped
for publishers in a digital environment​.*

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