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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"

>But Band does speak for the ARL and its member institutions, 
>which is one reason I asked the question.

Jonathan Band has indeed provided legal advice to ARL and has 
also testified on behalf of ACRL, ALA, and ARL in at least one 
court case that I'm aware of. To my knowledge, however, he's not 
an official spokesman for ARL (though I could be wrong about 
that), and I can say for certain that he doesn't speak for all of 
ARL's member institutions, because he certainly doesn't speak for 
mine. I'm sure there are a few librarians who agree that when you 
photocopy a research article for classroom use, that use is 
"transformative." I can probably even guess who a few of those 
librarians might be. But I've never heard any librarian make that 

So the short answer to your question is no. I've seen no evidence 
among my colleagues to support an expectation that the wildly 
divergent trajectories of journal prices and library budgets will 
lead to a wholesale rethinking of the definition of fair use, 
regardless of what Jonathan Band says to ARL.

Rick Anderson
Assoc. Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections
J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah