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Re: OA economics & libraries

> On 24 Oct 2011, at 23:21, Sandy Thatcher wrote:

>> One can hardly blame commercial publishers for figuring out 
>> that Gold OA may be another gold mine for them, just as STM 
>> journal publishing became after WWII, when they began to take 
>> over the business (and take much of it away from the 
>> non-profit sector), as they are still doing today (witness the 
>> Wiley/Blackwell takeover of Anthrosource from the UC Press).

Is there a definitive work of history or scholarship which charts 
this transition?  I.e. That would cover the transformation in the 
political economy of journal publishing in the post-war period? 
I've found a few websites and journal articles, but nothing 
really comprehensive.

Sean Johnson Andrews, PhD
ACLS Public Fellow, 2011-2013
NITLE Program Officer
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
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