Alexander Johannesen wrote:
> How is this different from what's already in place in terms of
> electronic resources? This is not uniquely Google, nor has it even
> been proven to happen.

Uh, can you say "Elsevier"? Elsevier raised journal prices by more than 
10% a year for many years, journals that academic institutions felt that 
had to have because they were the leading journals in the field. Library 
budgets became severely strained, and purchasing power dropped 
dramatically. This has led to something of a rebellion, but not before 
the damage was done.

No, it's not uniquely Google, but adding another price pressure point to 
libraries is still seen as detrimental.


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