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Prices, Models, and Fairness: A (Partly) Imaginary Phone Conversation


[Phone rings.] Librarian: Hello? Sales Rep: Hello! Robert from Acme Scholarly Journals here. As you know, for the past year we’ve been working on a new pricing model for our journal package, and no…

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OK, this is an oldie, but a goodie.  And still quite relevant to both librarian and publisher/sales rep/provider.  The point is, as I see it, new business models, new interfaces, new products may all be well and good, but if there isn’t enough money available to the library, then all stakeholders loose out.  That is why I am not satisfied with the blame-it-all-on-the-publisher approach.  Libraries are fighting a two-front war on budgets – lower percentage of funding, higher inflation rates.

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