We highly recommend everyone interested in the Open Access movement listen to this podcast over at RadioNational:

“Librarians and academics all over the world are up in arms. They’re angry and they’re making their displeasure known—they’re as mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore! Why? They’re protesting over the cost of academic journals and access to knowledge. And the focus of their anger is the handful of international publishing companies who control the lion’s share of the academic publishing market.”

There are great interviews with:

  • Robert Darnton - Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Harvard University.
  • Heather Joseph - Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
  • Dr Alicia Wise - Director of Universal Access at Elsevier.
  • Dr Tyler Neylon - Mathematician and organiser of the ‘cost of knowledge’ petition and website.

Listen Now at: RadioNational