RLUK signs open letter rejecting Taylor & Francis change of contract 15/02/18 02:21:39

SCONUL, RLUK and over eighty university libraries have signed an open letter to Taylor & Francis rejecting their new policy of locking content more than 20 years old behind a “moving wall”.

This means that academic research which was previously available to universities as part of the Taylor & Francis “big deal” will now have to be purchased as a separate package. As the new 20 year “moving wall” moves each year, the volume and cost of this material will increase.

Read the full letter on the SCONUL website.

UPDATE:  Taylor & Francis issued a response to the open letter on 19 February 2018.

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