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Re: exploitation of "Auditory List" as a free "Article Request" list


independently of how we feel about intellectual property issues, Brian's message is a useful (and constructive) reminder that this system should not be abused.



On 06/08/2012 12:38 PM, Marcelo Caetano wrote:
Dear Brian and members of the list,
I disagree with Brian's characterization of article requests as "rather
excessive use of this list for obtaining articles". Personally, I have a
hunch that the frequent article requests might better reflect flaws in
the library system (amongs others) rather than plain laziness.
Unfortunately, I don't have data to confirm this impression (does
anyone?). However, we usually see immediate responses to article
requests made on the list, in opposition to the alternatives Brian
points out. Ultimately, I feel that this discussion is very in line
with ongoing debates on issues about intellectual and property rights,
and I think we all could very much benefit from actively engaging in it.
Marcelo Caetano

    *De:* Brian FG Katz <brian.katz@xxxxxxxx>
    *Para:* AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    *Enviadas:* Segunda-feira, 6 de Agosto de 2012 11:57
    *Assunto:* [AUDITORY] exploitation of "Auditory List" as a free
    "Article Request" list

    Dear list members,

    I would like to bring to people's attention the rather excessive use
    of this
    list for obtaining articles. While I understand that some articles
    may be
    hard to find, being old, or in obscure journals, the constant flow of
    requests for articles that are clearly available, albeit for a fee, is
    something of an abuse of the list and also the library system.

    Student especially should profit from the systems in place at their
    respective institutions, and if need be actually go to a library. Many
    libraries also offer article retrieval services, which should be *fully*
    exploited before make a global request to the open community.

    Students are also encouraged to contact the authors directly to obtain
    difficult articles, as a means of expressing interest, and possibly
    a dialog.

    Only as a last resort should the list be used as a resource for "freely"
    obtaining your bibliographic references.


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