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Re: Selling researchers their own work?
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- From: Sandy Thatcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:15:36 EDT
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Huh? What's new about publishers asking authors to pay for collections that include their own work and that of their colleagues? Hasn't that been going on for centuries, in traditional anthologies? What I find potentially exciting, under this rubric, is the kind of scheme just announced on this list by HighWire Press and Sheridan Custom Publishing Direct, whereby any customer could order just a group of articles that would match his or her particular needs. This would presumably meet the demand from individuals like Joe who are not affiliated with any university. Sandy Thatcher >"Library bypass", as brought up recently by Joe Esposito, applied >to scholarly publishing has interesting implications. I can't >wait to see what authors think when publishers ask them to pay >for collections that include their own work, and that of their >colleagues! > >This strategy would also (quite accidentally, I suspect) be great >marketing for library services. :) > >Heather Morrison, MLIS >The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics >http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com