[IRTalk] bjoern.brembs.blog » Practical roads to infrastructure reform
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Thu Sep 29 12:45:21 SAST 2016
*A recurrent topic among faculty and librarians interested in
infrastructure reform is the question of who should act first.* Researchers
rightfully argue that they cannot submit their work exclusively to modern,
open access journals because that would risk their and their employees’
jobs. Librarians, equally correctly, argue that they would cancel
subscriptions if faculty wouldn’t complain about ensuing access issues. And
so the discussions usually keep turning around and around, not getting
Both groups are correct, of course and so it boils down to which of the two
obstacles is easier to overcome.
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