Re: exploitation of "Auditory List" as a free "Article Request" list ("Bruno L. Giordano" )

Subject: Re: exploitation of "Auditory List" as a free "Article Request" list
From:    "Bruno L. Giordano"  <brungio@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:02:18 +0100

Hello, 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. Best, Bruno 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@xxxxxxxx > *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 > opening > a dialog. > > Only as a last resort should the list be used as a resource for "freely" > obtaining your bibliographic references. > > Cordially, > > -Brian FG Katz > -- > Brian FG Katz, Ph.D > Audio & Acoustique > LIMSI-CNRS > BP 133 > F91403 Orsay > France > tel. (+33) 01 69 85 81 55 > fax. (+33) > e-mail Brian.Katz@xxxxxxxx <mailto:Brian.Katz@xxxxxxxx> > <mailto:Brian.Katz@xxxxxxxx <mailto:Brian.Katz@xxxxxxxx>> > web_theme: > web_group: > >

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