November 27, 2020

Academic Libraries "Texas A&M Libraries Promote Use of Open Access Journals"

From The Battalion Online (Texas A&M University):

In addition to requiring that authors transfer all their copyrights away, publishers collect heavy tolls from high prices on textbooks and journal subscriptions, said outreach librarian Gail Clement with Texas A&M University Libraries.

Clement said that the $1 per year increase in the library student fee just covers inflation on journal and database subscriptions.

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“The author wins by seeing his or her work disseminated far more widely than possible under traditional publishing methods,” Clement said.

“The reader wins by gaining access to the latest research, much of which they have already paid for through their tax dollars.”In addition to requiring that authors transfer all their copyrights away, publishers collect heavy tolls from high prices on textbooks and journal subscriptions, said outreach librarian Gail Clement with Texas A&M University Libraries.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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