Not in my library. Ever.
"Scientific publishers propose installing spyware in university libraries to protect copyrights"
@dbs As they note, alas, it wouldn't actually be a huge stretch. Pretty horrifying to see this suggestion come from a university though.
@hugh I was (pleasantly) surprised that Primo VE isn't full of trackers, TBH.
In any case this is good news IMHO. They are trying to grab on to something as they slowly vane into irrelevance.
Open science initiatives are likely to strip journal publishers as sole arbiters of peer review. Proliferation of competing OA journals are eating into their market share in legit ways. Sci-Hub has long opened people's eyes and there's no putting the genie back into the bottle.
@dbs Oh, fuck, no.
@dbs "what if we ruined the purpose of libraries for our own profit"
@dbs aaand this is why scientific journals are scams. you can just email the authors of the papers and they'll email the papers to you for free. actual proponents of science and learning want it to be accessible, and freely so. not whatever the fuck that is
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