19.035 public access vs pay-per-view

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 06:54:08 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 35.
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         Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 06:45:59 +0100
         From: Pat Galloway <galloway_at_ischool.utexas.edu>
         Subject: Re: 19.027 Bell's access everywhere

I echo Peter Pehrson and add: so many of the really helpful research
materials available now are only available if you are part of an
institution that subscribes to them; if you are a member of "the public"
you at best may have access through "pay per view." This is a serious
curtailment of public access as more and more things are taken out of
public arenas like public libraries, but it also works for things that
university libraries (the ones that allow the public to use them, that is)
are increasingly funneling to their communities digitally-only.
Pat Galloway
University of Texas-Austin
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