Friday, June 01, 2012

The most courageous, intrepid, industrious, forward-thinking, brilliant, and, yes, sexy individuals in all of academia: the librarians

From Rapp on This:

"The librarians are saying no to the absurdly inflated prices of these journals and the particularly heinous publisher practice of bundling multiple journals together so libraries are forced to buy three overpriced journals it doesn’t want or need in order to get the one or two that it does. University libraries simply can’t afford these obscure titles any more.

"What is happening, and quickly, is that librarians and scholars are creating open-source web-based journals with their own peer review standards...

"You can help push this open access policy to all publicly-funded research by signing the petition at the White House’s “We The People” page at . This site’s functionality is surprisingly sucky, but I found I could get in by using a Firefox browser. Go vote for the future."

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