Letter to UC Faculty on Nature Publishing Group Subscription Increases
The letter is an informational update about the UC Libraries’ pricing challenges with NPG and the likelihood that the libraries will have to cancel some or all NPG titles in light of the University’s current budget challenges. The letter also describes a potential boycott that some faculty are proposing if the dispute cannot be satisfactorily resolved.
An article appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 8, 2010), U. of California Tries Just Saying No to Rising Journal Costs, includes interviews with Laine Farley, Executive Director, CDL; Rich Schneider, UCSF, the chair of UCOLASC; and Keith Yamamoto, also of UCSF (referenced in the letter).
UC will be taking the pulse of faculty response to this issue in hopes that it will prompt a more productive dialogue with Nature Publishing Group.