Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Monday, June 17, 2002

David Kirkpatrick reports in today's New York Times that book publishers are distressed that public libraries provide free online access to books. Quoting Miriam Nisbet, legislative counsel for the American Library Association: "What we are really excited about is the potential of the technology to allow greater dissemination of information because getting information into the hands of everybody we can is what we are all about. What we are concerned about is the dark side, which is trying to lock everything up."

See the similar story in Editor & Publisher about public libraries providing free online access to journals and newspapers.