Saturday, December 15, 2007

Priviledged access to research

I was wanting to read this research article this morning, Mediated communities: considerations for applied social psychology (p 411-414) in the November/December issue of the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.

I'm a member of the privileged class who normally get to see this research that is paid for primarily at public expense. So I login to my library's collection only to find that I am locked out. The article is "embargoed" until May of 2008.

This is just wrong! I can still get it, we have our ways, but I'm not going to bother. Six months from now I won't care whether I read it or not...

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