Re: Book on future of STM publishers

From: Thomas Krichel <krichel_at_OPENLIB.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 21:54:27 -0500

  Fytton Rowland writes

> But here the students usually just groan and bear it!

  Getting the money for the printing cost back sounds like a flimsy
  excuse to me.

  If someone does a doctorate to become a member of the academic profession,
  then toll-gating the PhD does not seem to me to be a good strategy,
  because of the adverse effects that it has on dissemination.

  And the same thing should hold for libraries. Libraries should pay
  for printing out students work, archive local dissertations on
  paper (because of the problems of digital preservation), and
  make them available through Eprints, and pay for this by not buying
  dissertations produced anywhere else, or reduce serials holdings.


  Thomas Krichel
Received on Sun Jul 21 2002 - 03:54:27 BST

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