Restructuring an Industry

Thomson-Reuters raises the stakes and then calls the bluff of the Academy.

“For my part, I’m going to refuse to use Reuters’ software in future, strongly discourage graduate students from buying EndNote, and try to get this message out to my colleagues too (at least those of them who aren’t using Zotero or some BibTex client already). If I taught any classes where Thomson printed relevant textbooks, I would be strongly inclined not to use these texts either. I encourage you to do the same”

It will be interesting to see if they can organize an sufficently vigorous response.  The Academy has quite a number of extremely expensive suppliers.  Somebody once said in my hearing “… for whom we act as tax collectors.”

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