[Irtalk] Dutch boycott of Elsevier – a game changer? | Unlocking Research

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Fri Jul 3 16:37:28 SAST 2015

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Dutch universities start their Elsevier boycott plan

From: irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za [mailto:irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] On Behalf Of Hilton Gibson
Sent: 03 July 2015 12:27 PM
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Subject: [Irtalk] Dutch boycott of Elsevier – a game changer? | Unlocking Research

The 2015 Dutch boycott is significant. Typically negotiations with publishers occur at an institutional level and with representatives from the university libraries. This makes sense as libraries have long standing relationships with publishers and understand the minutiae of the licencing processes . However the Dutch negotiations have been led by the Vice Chancellors of the universities.  It is a country-wide negotiation at the highest level. And Vice Chancellors have the ability to request behaviour change of their research communities.

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