Storm the Widener! Open the Gates! Free the Prisoners!
University Presidents saying to the Publishers: Free our Libraries! A happy hope, surely, of broadening access to the stacks to the curious masses, yearning to break in and read. Inscape urges on the tide. Storm the Widener! Open the gates! Free the Prisoners!
Yet we must needs cast a wary eye towards the academic publishers and the account books of the university. Will the open publication movement survive? Servers cost money, digitization funded by Google is likely to come with strings -- and yet, what better use for library endowments?