Researchers and the Elsevier paywall

An interesting article in Nature explores the implications for researchers unable to access Elsevier publications.

Libraries in several countries have been struggling to reach an agreement with Elsevier. Talks between the major publisher and libraries in Germany, Hungary and Sweden have collapsed, while talks are ongoing with the University of California and libraries in Norway.

Elsevier claims that researchers in German institutions are coming across the paywall about 10,000 times a day.  The article speaks with researchers in Sweden and Germany who say that these restrictions are impacting their research work.  However, some German libraries say that they have made massive savings since letting their Elsevier subscription lapse while still making articles available by paying an immediate access fee.

Source: Nature.