Lobby your alumni association for JSTOR access now

My own old university, Oxford, has already done this.  But if yours hasn’t do.  I can do no better than to repost the AWOL post on this issue.

In memory of Aaron Swarz

“May a hero and founder of our open world rest in peace.”

While we work towards a world where scholarship is open and barriers to scholarship and harsh legal threats to sharing research are removed, please use the leverage you have to make a difference, for instance:

Whether or not you are lucky enough to be affiliated with a subscribing institution as a result of your current empolyment see if your University is listed below, if not, contact your alumni association and request, no – Demand! that they join the program.  And then tell your friends!

JSTOR Access for Alumni

Well said.


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