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Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
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- Subject: Re: Future of the "subscription model?"
- From: Rick Anderson <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 18:40:23 EST
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>The only point on which I think Rick is on the wrong track is in >looking towards purchase at the article level as a replacement >for lost content. As he points out, that model brings punitive >pricing. Much more effective in providing large-scale >single-article access will be an open access model, which >provides users with the content they need - and no more than >they need - at an affordable price for the world-wide academic >community. I'd hate to disagree with someone who agrees with me so substantially, so I won't. I'll only point out that although I'm a publicly-declared agnostic on the issue of long-term sustainability of most OA models (and have publicly registered my concern about the unintended consequences of redirecting research funding from experimentation to dissemination), from an end-user standpoint I think OA is wonderful. You certainly can't beat the per-article pricing. --- Rick Anderson Assoc. Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections J. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah firstname.lastname@example.org