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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
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- Subject: Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- From: Rick Anderson <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:36:52 EST
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>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 argument. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org