NPR's "On the Media" Discusses Scholarly Publishing and Elsevier Boycott
Segment Title: Trouble for Elsevier, the Leading Academic Publisher
Program: On the Media (WNYC)
The segment runs about seven minutes.
Late last month, a Cambridge Mathematician wrote a blog post that launched a massive boycott of the largest publisher of academic journals in the world. The boycott, now more than 6,000 academics strong, has ignited a discussion over the cost of, and access to, information published by academics. Rick Karr reports on rising discontent with the current academic publishing model.
The report features comments from:
- James Neal, Columbia University
- Timothy Gowers, Cambridge University
- Tyler Neylon, Creator of TheCostofKnowledge.com
- Heather Joseph, SPARC
- Alicia Wise, Elsevier
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.