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Re: OA economics & libraries

This was one of the earliest and best studies that reported on 
the transition:

Fry, Bernard M., and Herbert S. White. 1975. Economics and 
Interaction of the Publisher-Library Relationship in the 
Production and Use of Scholarly and Research Journals. 
Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation.

> > 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
>http://www.nitle.org | tel. 703-597-6948 | fax 512 819-7684