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RE: Changing the game

My suggestion to researchers is to look at publishers' claims with a critical
and probing mind and not accept them aat face value. The functions mentioned by
Sally may turn out to be quite limited indeed.

As for the relative importance of researchers and publishers, I will let readers
decide which ranking for them.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu on behalf of Sally Morris
Sent: Tue 10/6/2009 10:22 AM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: RE: Changing the game

I agree with J-C that publishers are not, in themselves, important; however
neither, as an end in themselves, are researchers - the point of research is to
benefit society.  It does appear, though, that in pursuing their aims
researchers do find some of the functions currently carried out by publishers
are actually helpful.

Sally Morris