[INDOLOGY] [Library Materials Price Index (LMPI)] Re: Fwd: New publication

stella sandahl ssandahl at sympatico.ca
Thu Apr 14 22:14:57 EDT 2016


Dear all,
Maybe Brill can make amends by endowing a few chairs in Indology here and there?
Just a suggestion.
Best
Stella Sandahl

On Apr 14, 2016, at 4:08 PM, Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica <r.mahoney at indica-et-buddhica.org> wrote:

> Dear Antonio &c.,
> 
> This material may help to ground the discussion.
> 
> 
> Library Materials Price Index (LMPI)
> 
> The annual index tracking the prices of print and electronic
> monographs and serials
> 
> http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cmtes/ats-lmpi
> 
> 
> Prices of U.S. and Foreign Published Materials:
> 
> http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/serials/spi
> 
> https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/88
> 
> 
> 
> Best, Richard
> 
> 
> 
> On 2016-04-14 19:26, Antonio Ferreira-Jardim wrote:
>> Totally agree Artur.
>> 
>> Professor Wujastyk has often advocated for authors to use Open
>> Source publication platforms. I think we should all support his
>> call.
>> 
>> Apart from prestige, I cannot understand from an academic
>> perspective why an author would choose to publish with publishers
>> like Brill - a for-profit company with shareholders and hunger for
>> ever increasing profits. I notice that Brill have never endowed a
>> professorship in Indology - yet they have profited from the
>> publications in our field for quite some time. It would seem
>> unethical for academics to support them - especially in the present
>> climate where our entire field is under attack from short-sighted
>> governments on the one hand and fundamentalist political groups on
>> the other.
>> 
>> Indology is already in a precarious enough position, why make its 
>> fruits even more inaccessible? There's no point being the last
>> endowed professor of Sanskrit publishing fabulous original research
>> of works if noone can read them...
>> 
>> Apologies for the rant.
>> 
>> Kind regards, Antonio
>> 
>> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:13 PM, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> 
>>> I hate to spoil the fantastic news about the two important
>>> publications.
>>> 
>>> The prices. Prof. Bronkhorst's book's price ($ 199)is close to one
>>> third of my monthly pension. Prof. Zysk's ($ 299) - close to one
>>> half of my pension.
>>> 
>>> Excellent work there, on the publishers side, but their prices
>>> exclude me, definitely, from their prospective buyers list.
>>> 
>>> Is my University's Library going to buy the books? One cannot be
>>> certain, not considering financial restrictions faced by the
>>> educational institutions in Poland.
>>> 
>>> Artur Karp Warsaw Poland
>>> 
>>> 2016-04-14 8:42 GMT+02:00 Kenneth Gregory Zysk <zysk at hum.ku.dk>:
>>>> 
>>>> Also from Brill but in the Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series is my
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The Indian system of human marks in 2 vols. Brill, 2016. ISBN: 
>>>> 978-90-29972-6.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/indian-system-human-marks
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
> Best,
>>>> 
>>>> Kenneth Zysk
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> From: INDOLOGY [mailto:indology-bounces at list.indology.info] On
>>>> Behalf Of Johannes Bronkhorst Sent: 13. april 2016 13:36 To:
>>>> indology at list.indology.info Subject: [INDOLOGY] New publication
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Dear friends and colleages,
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> My latest book has come out:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> How the Brahmins Won: From Alexander to the Guptas. Brill, 2016.
>>>> ISBN: 9789004315198.
>>>> 
>>>> http://www.brill.com/products/book/how-brahmins-won
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Johannes Bronkhorst
>>>> 
>>>> 
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