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RE: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Critique of PRC Study

I am also puzzled.

Rick wrote: " If all of the expensive journals to which my
library subscribes were suddenly to move to an author-funded OA
publishing model (and therefore become freely available to the
public), the most likely scenario is that my institution would
(quite rationally) drastically cut the library budget. The
savings would be redirected to other areas of the university
where they are sorely needed, and authors would write their
publication costs into their grant proposals. "

Why would the author have to fund OA publishing? Why wouldn't the library or the University fund the publishing?

April Younglove
Technical Services Specialist
Linfield College Library, Portland Campus
503-413-7448, ayoungl@linfield.edu