Universities lose access to digital journals

The latest victims of Greece’s crisis have been students and academics who have lost access to electronic journals, a vital source to continue their research and studies, due to non-payment, writes Anastasios Papapostolou for the Greek Reporter.

The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link, or HEAL-Link, the internet portal that provides scientists in many Greek universities and research institutes with access to electronic journals, did not pay the subscription to its 27 publishers that provide those texts.

“HEAL-Link is particularly vital to universities, which rarely have funds for institutional journal subscriptions,” molecular biologist Nektarios Tavernarakis told Nature. The educational portal suspended most of its services on 1 July because the government has not provided the funds to keep it going, according to an announcement.
Full report on the Greek Reporter site