Back to the future! Libraries Vs Databases
In reaction of a 120 percent increase of its Web of Science
subscription, a Canadian Library suggested a collaborative revolution:
The librarian estimates that there are some 40,000 science journals
published every year; if 3,000 libraries pitched in, he calculates,
“then each of them would have to index 15 journal titles.
” Instead of paying money to commercial publishers for products such as Web of Science, libraries could put their resources to work indexing the scholarly literature themselves“.
To become a serious competitor of Thomson + Elsevier?!
Leggott, Mark. UPEI, Web of Science and Knowledge for all. Posted on: 14th of August 2010.