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Friday, October 29, 2004

Subito on OA

In its continuing defense against a lawsuit from publishers, Subito, the publicly-funded German document delivery service, has filed a lengthy response (PDF) in which it describes the rise of open-access alternatives to priced research literature. I don't have the time or the German skills to read the full document, but it seems to make the point that if priced journals are experiencing cancellations, Subito should not be singled out as the culprit. Moreover, it doesn't compete directly with journals because it doesn't provide abstracts or full-text searching. (Thanks to Klaus Graf.)