The Student Statement on the Right to Research is a worthwhile read, whether you’re a student or not. It is a statement from the Right to Research Coalition and it outlines the essential problem that those who need access to information – students, researchers, doctors, patients, entrepreneurs, the public, people in developing countries, and publishers – are often denied access because information lives behind closed doors and requires an outlay of money for the privilege to read, study and use information.
What? This is crazy! But it’s true and real opportunities to further ones studies and make valuable contributions to society are stifled.
Read about the problem and solutions at the Right to Research Coalition website. Engage in conversations with your peers, your professors and your librarians. Join the conversation. We welcome your attention.