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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
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- Subject: Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- From: adam hodgkin <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:40:29 EDT
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I wonder if some publisher/entrepreneur will come up with, has already come up with, an 'unsubscription' model. In a world where most research and scholarship is open access (I am all for it) there will be an increasing value in second order services that provide ways of assessing and measuring relative importance/scope/potential surprise etc. Lots of things other than mere citations to be measured and measurable. Since there are good reasons why libraries and their institutions like subscribing to services which define, mould, specialise and improve their access to information, such forms of information exposure and relevance measurement may be good services for them to be subscribing to. So subscription models may have a role in the definition and modulation of the flow of research and scholarly information even when basic access is uniformly open. Adam Hodgkin On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Ann Okerson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 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