[clug] [OT] Open Source model needed for Academic Publishing?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 22:23:48 MDT 2011

On 31 August 2011 18:06, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> I thought this a rip-snorter!
> Great critique of the status-quo:
> "The Lairds of Learning"
> <http://www.monbiot.com/2011/08/29/the-lairds-of-learning/>
> Also at:
> "Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist":
>  [Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by
> us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers.]
> <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/academic-publishers-murdoch-socialist>
> My reformed-academic friend sent me the link.
> I'm having flashbacks to the student demonstrations of the 60's and 70's
> against "social injustices" :-)
> No need to go to the barricades just yet...
> The French may, in time honoured tradition, decide to riot and revolt.
> The Internet doesn't just Change Everything, it creates whole new
> societies and expectations...

I've just had this bite me: ANU provides me with access to a whole
bunch of papers on Springer, etc. ... but in one case, not the one I
want: I need a paper from a 1996 issue of Lecture Notes in Computer
Science, whereas ANU only has a subscription to 1997+.  After all,
no-one cares about stuff that's over 14 years old!!!

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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