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RE: Does free lead to paid?
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- Subject: RE: Does free lead to paid?
- From: Sandy Thatcher <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:43:22 EDT
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I'm with you 100%. We just have to figure out a business model to make publishing scholarly monographs OA economically feasible. A number of publishers are now experimenting. Sandy Thatcher >As Sandy Thatcher has pointed out, there are significant >differences between academic books and trade books. > >The key difference, from my perspective, is the purpose of the >book. For academic books, the purpose for writing, very similar >to articles, is to disseminate new knowledge. The difference in >access between open access and today's typical academic book >print run of a few hundred copies is huge. > >In other words, the important criterion for success of an >academic book is not whether access is "paid", but whether the >book is read. > >Heather Morrison, MLIS >PhD Student, SFU School of Communication >The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics >http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com