September 17, 2003

Are academic libraries creating an expectation within students that they will have access to all this licensed stuff when they graduate? Will business students graduate and demand ABI/Inform from their new employers? Do CS grads only accept employment from companies that subscribe to the full IEL package? Should we be thinking about this when we extoll the virtues of these products in our IL classes? Should we instead be thinking about ways to negotiate licenses that extend access to alumni? Interesting questions, related to the SciAm posting below. Take a look at Clifford Lynch's "Life after graduation day: Beyond the Academy's Digital Walls" in the Sept/Oct 2003 EDUCAUSE Review. From sepw

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