Gavia Libraria

Another (brief) thought on strikes

The BAE’s inbox currently overfloweth with poorly-spelt solicitations from bottom-feeding “open-access” publications of the InTech ilk. (One concerned an article the BAE published in a reputable open-access journal. Irony upon irony!) Aggravating, those.

Perhaps the labor-strike mechanism the Loon briefly outlined could be pressed into service against these parasites as well, since there isn’t much other watchdogging going on (pace Jeffrey Beall). The Loon certainly doesn’t think librarians should offer so much as a bent penny’s worth of time to the likes of InTech!