Daniel P. Tompkins | 24 Apr 10:42 2012
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"Harvard Library Pushes Open Access"

That is the header on Henry Farrell's
piece<http://crookedtimber.org/2012/04/23/harvard-library-pushes-open-access/>about
a serious-looking
communication<http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k77982&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup143448>from
the Harvard Faculty Library Council about journal subscription prices
-- Farrell detects Robert Darnton's hand.

And it looks serious.

Journal prices of up to $40,000  p.a.  seem to be hurting Harvard.  But
Reed Elsevier's earnings per share have
soared<http://www.digitallook.com/cgi-bin/dlmedia/security.cgi?csi=10070&action=financials&username=&ac=>,
from about 25 pounds in 2005 to 55 today.  This could get interesting.

I'm sending this off list to some British friends, to see if they have
comments. If Harvard's in pain, what about less wealthy institutions?

Best,

Dan Tompkins


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