[mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

Andy Hickner alh4014 at med.cornell.edu
Fri May 22 15:08:44 UTC 2020

… I should include the disclaimer that the views expressed in my previous email are personal and that I’m not speaking on behalf of my employer.

From: Andy Hickner
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:07 AM
To: Helen-Ann Epstein <habepstein at gmail.com>; mla-nynj at nynjmla.org
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

Thanks for sharing, Helen-Ann. It’s always a pleasant surprise when the Trump administration proposes a good idea.

I personally would love to have seen MLA respond to this request for comment, but when I originally raised this several months ago nobody seemed interested. Thanks to Shannon Jones’ budget presentation the other day I now know a big chunk of MLA’s budget comes from publishers, so I can understand why the organization would be leery about taking a position. The article indicates the publishers seemed to be the only ones who responded, which IMO is an unfortunate missed opportunity for our profession and ultimately a disservice to our users and stakeholders.

Andy Hickner, MSI
Education and Outreach Librarian
Weill Cornell Medicine
Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
1300 York Avenue, Room C-115D
New York, NY 10065-4896
alh4014 at med.cornell.edu<mailto:alh4014 at med.cornell.edu>

From: mla-nynj <mla-nynj-bounces at nynjmla.org<mailto:mla-nynj-bounces at nynjmla.org>> On Behalf Of Helen-Ann Epstein
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [mla-nynj] interesting new article about President Trump and journal pricing

In case you missed this posting.
Will Trump White House tear down journal paywalls?

discussing more open access and because publishers not getting subscription prices, more costs to authors to have article published

Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
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