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[InetBib] "standing up for open access"

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

ein Hinweis: Der interessante Artikel "Standing up for open access"
von Elia Powers ist
nachzulesen auf http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/05/21/mit

<zitat>Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were
perplexed: How could a membership organization that gladly accepts and
archives their scholarly work turn around and limit transmission of
the material?
MIT faculty have contributed roughly 350 papers in the last eight
years to the Society of Automotive Engineers' digital database,
according to Ellen F. Duranceau, scholarship publishing and licensing
consultant for MIT Libraries. They were used to sharing the technical
papers found through the site with colleagues and viewing the material
in multiple sittings.
But a policy enacted by SAE about two years changed the nature of the
service. The group began requiring users to download a plug-in that
prevented sharing encrypted documents over a network. Users could only
view a paper on a single desktop computer and were allowed one printed
copy per access code. No saving a copy to the computer. No
photocopying. SAE also changed pricing models so that users were
charged per view, Duranceau said.
Last month, MIT Libraries explained in a blog posting its decision to
cancel access to the database because of the restraints.

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