Research Library Issues, no. 269 (April 2010): Special Issue on Strategies for Opening Up Content
RLI issue 269 includes:
- Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship
- Achieving Consensus on the University of Kansas Open-Access Policy
- Improving Access with Open-Access Publishing Funds
- Model Language for Author Rights in Library Content Licenses
- Opening Up Content in HathiTrust: Using HathiTrust Permissions Agreements to Make Authors’ Work Available
Research Library Issues, no. 266 (Oct. 2009)
RLI issue 266 includes:
- Removing All Restrictions Cornell’s New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions
- Evolving Preservation Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries
- SPARC Explores Income Models for Supporting Open-Access Journals
- ARL Salary Survey Highlights
ARL Statement to Scholarly Publishers on the Global Economic Crisis
Issue Brief: John Wiley and Sons Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing
Letter to Department of Justice Regarding Wiley and Sons Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing
John Wiley and Sons announced an agreement to acquire Blackwell Publishing. As members of the Information Access Alliance, we are deeply concerned that this transaction will exacerbate market dysfunctions and result in further reduction in access to critical research information that fuels the entire higher education and research enterprise. We urge the Department of Justice to challenge this proposed sale.
Statement by Thomas Susman on Behalf of IAA re: Hearings on Single-Firm Anticompetitive Conduct
This statement is presented to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the Agencies) on behalf of the Information Access Alliance (IAA).
Membership Meeting 2006 (Fall): Theoretical Economics and the State of Scholarly Publishing in Economics
Proceedings of the 149th ARL Membership Meeting, October 2006.
Law Serials Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach
Using data from more than 400 legal serials, Mark McCabe estimates the impact of six publisher mergers on law serial prices during the period 1990–2000. The results suggest that merger-related price increases were substantial during this period, even after accounting for secular price trends.
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Information Access Alliance Will Continue to Push for Revised Analysis of Cinven and Candover Purchase of BertelsmannSpringer
The Information Access Alliance (IAA), a group of seven library organizations, will continue to push for revised analysis of publisher mergers despite the recent announcement that the Department of Justice has approved the sale of BertelsmannSpringer to Cinven and Candover. The Alliance is concerned that mergers of this sort will bring about a reduction in access to critical research information due to the heightened journal costs that result.
Information Access Alliance Releases White Paper and Launches Website
The Information Access Alliance, a coalition of six leading library organizations in North America, has published a white paper that examines the impact of mergers among scholarly and legal publishers and calls for a new standard of antitrust review of merger transactions in this industry by antitrust enforcement agencies.