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  •  The issue of access to research material (8+ / 0-)

    is a very thorny one for corporations such as my former employer. For example, even if one office or person had a fully paid subscription, in many cases, they could not share an article with others in the company or retain a copy of it electronically on our network. The costs involved to enable legitimate sharing are very high in some cases, which results in people circumventing the proper procedures. In other cases, people went without access to information that could have helped our clients immeasurably. Neither scenario is useful to any of the stakeholders.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:06:33 AM PST

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