May 17, 2022

RUSA/BRASS Urge Librarians to “Speak Out Against Harvard Publishing’s Latest Restrictions”

Here’s a blog post and statement from RUSA/BRASS regarding recent stories on pricing and access to Harvard Business School Press Case Studies.

At the bottom of this post we share an infoDOCKET post about this situation with links to to recent op/eds published in the Financial Times.

From an RUSA Blog Post

Librarians decry the erosion of full access to scholarly material. Members of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association(RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) have clarified the restrictions with HBP and EBSCO, considered implications for libraries, colleges and universities, and offer suggestions for addressing this newest access restriction to an electronic journal.

Join us in urging HBP and other publishers to work with libraries to find access and pricing models that honor our shared educational and scholarly missions, and to broaden the discussion by informing their administrators, constituents, and legislators about the situation and its relevance to scholarly communications and the costs of higher education.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Read the Complete Statement

See Also:  Two Op-Eds on Access to Harvard Business School Case Studies (October 2013)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.