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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
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- Subject: Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- From: Sandy Thatcher <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:08:57 EDT
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Let me respond very briefly (for once!) just to say that I think it will be very interesting to see how the subscription models for the new book aggregations from MUSE, JSTOR, OUP, etc. work out in the face of the challenge from PDA. Probably the two will coexist for a while, but I'm not sure for how long, or which one will triumph in the end. I suppose this partly depends on how much these vendors allow libraries to purchase only specific parts of the entire aggregations. Rick Anderson, what do you think? Sandy Thatcher At 8:21 PM -0400 10/28/11, Ann Okerson wrote: >Anyone want to consider the rise or fall the subscription model >outside of journals, which has been the discussion so far? > >On Tue, 25 Oct 2011, Ann Okerson wrote: > >> Fred: In library training, we learned that the basic >> definition of serials is "publications intended to be continued >> indefinitely." (Or at least for some time to come.) By my >> lights, then, a "subscription" represents any ongoing, regular >> payment for such continuing publications. >> >> Does this help with definitions? Ann