Open Access, library and publisher competition, and the evolution of general commerce

@article{Odlyzko2015OpenAL,
  title={Open Access, library and publisher competition, and the evolution of general commerce},
  author={Andrew M. Odlyzko},
  journal={Evaluation review},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          130-63
        }
}
  • Andrew M. Odlyzko
  • Published in Evaluation review 2015
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Medicine
  • Discussions of the economics of scholarly communication are usually devoted to Open Access, rising journal prices, publisher profits, and boycotts. That ignores what seems a much more important development in this market. Publishers, through the oft-reviled Big Deal packages, are providing much greater and more egalitarian access to the journal literature, an approximation to true Open Access. In the process, they are also marginalizing libraries and obtaining a greater share of the resources… CONTINUE READING

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