Being a big fan of Douglas Adams and his historical pentalogy, I always wanted to give a talk or write an article with this title. The opportunity arose last week after an invitation to give a talk at the psychology department of NYU. Here are the slides and a video of the talk.
Last week, researchers at the University of Granada received an email from the director of the University Library, announcing a new agreement with the publishers Elsevier and Wiley. Here I comment on some of the consequences of these deals, called “transformative agreements”, which are important to understand before deciding whether to use this new “service for researchers”.