France

Better than the German Wiley DEAL? The Couperin Consortium reaches a price reduction of more than 13% over four years in an agreement with Elsevier

For some, this may seem better than the Wiley Deal in Germany: French universities and research institutions have agreed in principle, through their Couperin consortium, to renew their national licence with Elsevier. In a letter sent on April 11 to Elsevier by Lise Dumasy, president of Couperin, details of the agreement, which is valid for […]

A distant look at the commercialization of Open Access: The Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

Joachim Schöpfel (Lille University, France) yesterday posted a message on the „Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity“ in the Global Open Access List (GOAL).  Indeed the Jussieu Call is worth reading, since he is taking a distant look at the commercialization of Open Access, here is the text of Joachim Schöpfel’s message: „This Call […]

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