Librarians fighting 'exorbitant' e-book pricing hope for CMA action

Librarians fighting 'exorbitant' e-book pricing hope for CMA action

Librarians fighting the “exorbitant” pricing and licensing of academic e-books claim others are afraid of speaking out about the subject and are hoping the Competitions & Marketing Authority (CMA) will take action.

Johanna Anderson, a subject librarian at the University of Gloucestershire who helped to start the campaign #ebookSOS, talked about the problems she and colleagues faced as part of a breakout session at the Independent Publishers Guild Spring Conference.

Anderson launched her campaign last year after the coronavirus crisis brought the issue to a head, with more students having ...

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