A quarterly survey of relevant news items that you might have missed

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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(2004), "A quarterly survey of relevant news items that you might have missed", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2004.12232dab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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A quarterly survey of relevant news items that you might have missed

Publishers resist revolution

A quarterly survey of relevant news items that you might have missed

This column is a re-introduction of the old Miscellany but more tightly focussed on matters affecting document delivery and with more commentary. Please let me know if you find it useful at mike.mcgrath@britishlibrary.net

And the debate on open access rages on … . The Wellcome Trust report is freely available at: www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/1/awtpubrepcos.html See also the Literature Review in this issue for many of the articles and reports published in the last six months.A new report by the Wellcome Trust has found that open access is the best publishing model for research. Mark Walport, the trust’s director argued that:

… the benefit of research only comes from access to results. In that context, I don’t think it can be right that researchers sign over the copyright of the work they submit.

Journal publishers have hit back, with Arie Jongejan of Elsevier suggesting that what he calls the “author-pays” publishing model could lead to scientists who are working in areas where resources are most limited being unable to publish.

Source: Daily news CILIP, 7 May 2004.