[Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 22:06:41 UTC 2012

On 11 August 2012 22:56, Michael Peel <michael.peel at wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:

> So this is a balancing act - but I'm not currently sure which side outweighs the other, or whether the two sides are currently balancing each other out… What does everyone think? And is there an on-wiki page where we can discuss these offers in general?

I think it's good for the encyclopedia content, on balance. I share
your qualms about encouraging paywalls, but there's nothing to
generate outrage like going to a scientific paper and seeing it will
cost you £36.

- d.

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