[Oa-italia] Il consorzio svedese BIBSAM cancella l'accordo con Elsevier

Maria Chiara Pievatolo mariachiara.pievatolo a unipi.it
Mer 16 Maggio 2018 10:07:56 CEST

On 16-05-2018 09:47, Andrea Capaccioni wrote:
> Pu˛ un'universitÓ, o un consorzio di atenei, fare a meno dell'accesso 
> alla
> letteratura specializzata? Quali alternative sono state proposte? Se ci
> aiutiamo a rispondere a queste domande forse rusciamo a tirare fuori
> qualche idea sostenibile anche per il nostro Paese.

L'esperienza tedesca offre una risposta:

During negotiations between Deal and Elsevier, which have stalled for 
more than a year over disagreements on pricing, open access and how 
costs should be calculated, German universities have let their 
individual contracts lapse as they seek a collective, national deal.

But at the beginning of both 2017 and 2018, the publisher has either not 
cut access or has rapidly restored it after doing so.

It is thought that internal estimates put the sum saved in 2017 at about 
€10 million, with the figure for 2018 likely to be even higher as ever 
more contracts end.

Asked why he thought the publisher had not cut the country off, Dr 
Mittermaier said: “*It’s hard for them [Elsevier] to keep up their 
self-image of being supportive to science when they cut off access.*”

In addition, *“they fear that it [the German research system] works 
without access”, he added. German institutions say that they have long 
prepared for a loss of access, with an extensive system of interlibrary 
loans on standby.*

By demonstrating an unwillingness to sever access for a second time at 
the beginning of this year, Elsevier’s *“bargaining position has 
dramatically decreased in the last months”,* Dr Mittermaier added.

Qualche volta, come ha scritto il professor Guerrini, bisogna avere il 
coraggio di andare a vedere le carte.

Un saluto,

Maria Chiara Pievatolo
Dipartimento di Scienze politiche UniversitÓ di Pisa
Via Serafini 3 56126 Pisa (Italy)
+39 050 2212479
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