British Research Libraries Draw Line in Sand over Journal Pricing

July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011. Research Libraries UK (RLUK), which represents 30 British research libraries, is pledging to cut through "the barbed wire thrown up by journal publishers around scholarly research."

David Prosser, the group's executive director, wrote the above phrase in a letter to the Guardian newspaper on April 8, and in a previous article in March he reported that the group "would not support future journal Big Deals unless [publishers] showed real price reductions."

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