Hi, I'm a passing invaidduil who read this part and was curious: I would also like to say that I think that libraries and academics should stop buying into the JSTOR model. JSTOR aggregates academic journal articles which it doesn’t even own, and sells limited access to those articles to large institutions for thousands of dollars. Libraries and universities should act to enable access to information, not to limit it.As someone who has used JSTOR for research (and similarly O'Reilly Safari for Technology Text Books) and hasn't thought critically about these models because, in my case, they have worked quite well since as a member of the library I was able to use them effectively, I'm curious what the alternative model would actually be?

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