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Notorious in Libraries

February 21, 2007
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To draw attention to the skyrocketing cost of academic and scientific journals from commercial publishers and the role that these costs play in limiting public and open access to (frequently publicly funded) scientific research, Benjamin Mako Hill and Annina Rüst did some social engineering in the MIT libraries as part of their overprice tags project. For the project, they went into libraries and put price tags on the one hundred journals that MIT pays more more than USD $5,000 a year for.
The project been blogged by the library and an interview with Mako was published! Who knew libraries blogged?

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