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The next domino: SIU follows UC in opposing NPG subscription increases, urging open access alternatives

On June 4th the University of California Library System issued a very public complaint about Nature Publishing Group‘s proposed triple-digit increase in institutional subscription costs, coupled with a threat of author and editorial boycott by faculty. On June 24th, David Carlson, the Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University(SIU), Carbondale, and Associate Dean Connie [...]

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Tue, July 13 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Nature Publishing Group – Dark Side, Light Side

Pianist George Cables wrote and played Dark Side, Light Side.  It came to mind in thinking about Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the recent dust-up with the University of California Libraries.  Yes, that million dollar misunderstanding. Last week a letter to University of California (UC) faculty by librarians from the 10 UC campuses was sent  to NPG [...]

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Mon, June 14 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment