Price Increases Are Not the Problem

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Margaret Landsman argues that the issue with journal prices is not merely what we used to call “inflation� and now more accurately label “price increases.� It’s not just about the price increases––it’s about the price.

“we need to stop looking at research library collections as if we were gardeners picking out the flowers for the best bouquet from the choices at the flower stand and start looking at our libraries as the greenhouses in which the flowers are bred, planted, grown, harvested, and enjoyed by both those who work there and those who come to visit.