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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, February 26, 2004
  Press Release: Faculty Senate approves measure targeting for-profit journal publishers: 2/04
Stanford University News Service, 2/24/04, Ray Delgado, (650) 724-5708, rdelgado@stanford.edu
"Faculty Senate approves measure targeting for-profit journal publishers
The Faculty Senate endorsed the latest attempt by the university's library system to take a stand against for-profit journal publishers that it says engage in exorbitant pricing practices. The senate last week approved a motion on a divided voice vote that encourages libraries to cancel some costly journal subscriptions and faculty to withhold articles and reviews from publishers who engage in questionable pricing practices." (Courtesy of Bob Michaelson via SLAPAM-L)
Ah-ha! We're all canceling subscriptions, the key here is that the faculty is standing with the library. Until we get our researchers to stop publishing in exorbitantly priced journals, the problem will continue. Honestly, how many Elsevier posters and pens does a girl need? Not to mention that they now have a foundation. (Pointed out by Susan Fingerman)
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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