Introducing IAA

 

American Association of Law Libraries
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Medical Library Association
SPARC
Special Libraries Association

The Information Access Alliance (IAA) is a joint initiative of leading US national library organizations to address problems in the scholarly and legal publishing markets, which are characterized by insupportably high prices, accelerating industry consolidation, and anti-competitive practices by some large publishers.

IAA supports a competitive, vibrant, and diverse academic publishing marketplace in which the interests of research, academic institutions, and the public are well served. IAA works with legal experts and economists to advocate adoption of better antitrust review standards by state and federal antitrust enforcement agencies.

News

Issue Brief: John Wiley and Sons' Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (PDF)

IAA Submits Comments to US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Anticompetitive Conduct (PDF)

IAA Requests Department of Justice Review of John Wiley and Sons' Acquisition of Blackwell Publishing (PDF)

IAA Submits Comments to the European Commission on "Study on the Economic and Technical Evolution of the Scientific Publication Markets in Europe" (PDF)