Better Together

Finding common cause in the scholarly communications community is vital if we are to provide our researchers with the support they need to solve the world’s problems, says Alice Meadows, in today’s post.

From Paywall to Datawall

Now, of course copyright owners of “free” resources have the right to set the terms of access. They can put up a datawall that demands the exchange of personal information (and thus enables data tracking, reporting, and maybe even aggregation with other datasets) for the otherwise free article. I wonder how far we will see this extend.