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Can't we all just get along? Tension mounts between publishers and librarians

Norm Medeiros (Magill Library, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 16 August 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

This article aims to describe legal and political maneuvers that have occurred recently between librarians and publishers.

Design/methodology/approach

The article focuses on three events: two concerning actual and threatened legal action from publishers against librarians; another involving the resignation of librarians from an editorial board over a dispute with the journal's publisher.

Findings

The article exposes a growing tension between librarians and publishers in areas regarding free speech and copyright.

Originality/value

The article provides succinct overviews of these related events.

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Citation

Medeiros, N. (2013), "Can't we all just get along? Tension mounts between publishers and librarians", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 120-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/OCLC-04-2013-0013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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