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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
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- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:21:58 EDT
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Well, Ann, if you wanted to start a controversial thread, I suspect you will have succeeded! Let me ask for clarification on the definition of the topic. I assume that you are asking about subscriptions in relation to journals or works in series. And I wonder how precise you want to be in your definition of "subscription"? I am not sure, for example, that a "big deal" counts as a subscription. I have thought of a "big deal" as being a licence for a specific period of time, and - in my view - part of the problem we have currently is that "big deals" have swallowed up journals which would otherwise be available on subscription. Anybody who knows me will not be surprised to learn that I see OA models as replacing both "big deals" and individual subscriptions to a large extent, but there will certainly be disagreement amongst liblicense subscribers about the extent and the timing of that development. Fred Friend -----Original Message----- From: Ann Okerson Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 11:08 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Future of the "subscription model?" Liblicense-l Readers: What do you all imagine as the future of the "subscription model" for purchasing academic library collections? Is it alive and well and growing or is it on its way out, supplanted by memberships, open access, and a growing variety of other options for obtaining publications, particularly electronic? Your thoughts are most welcomed. Ann Okerson