Answering the fear about killing journals

Stuart Shieber, The death of scholarly journals? The Occasional Pamphlet, June 8, 2009, über die Auswirkungen des Harvad Mandats. Er entkräftet die Befürchtungen der Verleger mit verschiedenen Szenarios und endet:

A final word: What is the alternative to this open-access policy or similar steps to improve access? The status quo involves hyperinflation, squeezing library budgets, and further journal cancellation, all of which lead to even more limited access, monograph demand withering, and scholarly societies in trouble. We have been on this spiral for decades. Something needs to be done.

[via Peter Suber]