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RE: Heads up: Nature license and confidentiality

> Transparency is great, right?  The catch is, once you post the 
> information, you can't negotiate any terms ever again.

I think you're exaggerating my position here, Joe.  I'm not 
arguing that all libraries ought to go out and publicly display 
all of their licenses.  But I _am_ arguing that the public has a 
right to know (if it wishes to find out) the terms under which 
it's spending its money.  And that libraries benefit more from 
being able to share information about their negotiations (when 
they choose to) than from getting secret deals that may or may 
not put them at an advantage over their colleagues.

Rick Anderson
Dir. of Resource Acquisition
University of Nevada, Reno Libraries