Deadlock between PA and academics in e-book pricing row

Deadlock between PA and academics in e-book pricing row

A row over the pricing models of academic e-books has continued, with the Publishers Association (PA) and Higher Education organisations blaming each other for a lack of movement on the issue.

The issue rose to prominence last year as the country entered into the first coronavirus lockdown and most university teaching went online. An open letter from a variety of institutions hosted by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) called for "action to help institutions maintain their teaching and research activity during this time of crisis".

This included the removal of concurrent user...

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