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Why does it cost millions to access publicly funded research papers? Blame the paywall

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There’s a titanic struggle under way over a wall — the paywall that blocks access to much of the world’s scientific literature. Last week, the University of California ended its contract Elsevier, one of the world’s most powerful scientific publishing companies. Canadian university librarians cheered.

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