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Public blocked from scientific journals



From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org

Public blocked from scientific journals

The Scientific American website http://www.sciam.com/ has an article
("Public Not Welcome")in the "In Depth" section on a topic that should
concern freelance researchers and serious dinosaur buffs--a growing trend
at university and colleges libraries to block public access to scientific
journals in electronic form. I'm concerned this may happen at the
University of Washington as well--they have installed new computers that
are only accessible with passwords issued to currently enrolled students
and faculty. For now a small number of computers are still available to
other researchers, but even this access may be restricted in the future
based on the Scientific American article. Are others encountering this
trend?





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