Friday, February 23, 2007

TFL and research

Here's an angle on this problem I hadn't thought of, about publishers who benefit from taxpayer-funded subscriptions hiring lobbyists:

JISC consultant Fred Friend said: “It would be galling if publishers are using large sums of money derived from taxpayer-funded subscriptions to pay a media consultant to formulate messages against taxpayer interests. It is an extreme example of the lobbying publishers have been undertaking to thwart the clear wish of many members of the academic community to disseminate the results of publicly funded research more widely.”

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