With so many universities and countries now cancelling 'big deal' subscriptions, it is becoming increasingly foolish for researchers to publish in Elsevier or Springer Nature journals. Best to avoid them now more than ever.
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
Yes, the driving force behind journal cancellations is Sci-Hub. It's not the fact libraries are paying £4million pa. After all, when I buy a car, I always get money off by telling the dealer I could just steal it. #openaccess
It's too early to tell if the alternative options to the "big deal" packages continue the cots savings over time but at least the initial numbers are promising... North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages #OpenAccess
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages #BigDeals
Library-Publisher renegotiation should be viewed as sign of healthy relationship, not crisis.
N. American universities are discovering, like Europe, the feasibility of cancelling big deals from publishers. At U Montreal, titles deemed to be "indispensible" were only 11.6% of one of their bundles
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I would dispute this statement from - on librarians/ big deals - 'It’s only now, when piracy is ubiquitous, that they have started to change the structure and nature of these deals'