Be wary of the Research Works Act (RWA)

Especially if you’d like your friendly, neighborhood academic library to remain a viable research center, able to help those who want or need to the help:

This is a bill to, it says, “ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewed research works by the private sector”, where the important phrase is “private sector” — it’s purpose is to guarantee that for-profit corporations retain control over the publication of scientific information.

via Elsevier = Evil

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