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Message 00827: Re: ithaka

there is a growing movement trying to rationalize "community access models" 
which is different in their mind from "open access" because in community access 
only club members get the resources. the result is a lot of content is taken 
"off the market" because the providers think they have already made it public 
in a manner of speaking. To me, groups like JSTOR suck the oxygen out of the 
room for funding other efforts, deepen the digital divide.

I have similar issues with Hathi Trust, LLMC (the law library microform 
consortium), CRL in Chicago, and a few others. 

Brewster and I both girding up to go fight on this so-called digital public 
library of america to make sure things like Hathi Trust are not considered 
models of open.

My biggest issue right now is that efforts to digitize a GPO FDLP library keep 
getting swept up in empire-building by groups like Hathi, making it hard to 
assemble the coalition to make this happen because everybody trying to get 
theirs. Pissing me off.

On Feb 19, 2011, at 1:04 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> not exactly...i'm doing the same research
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org> wrote:
>> what, they your friends? :)
>> On Feb 19, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>>> Why are you looking into Ithaka issues?