Competition and cooperation: Libraries and publishers in the transition to electronic scholarly journals

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Abstract

The conversion of scholarly journals to digital format is proceeding rapidly, especially those of large commercial and learned society publishers. This conversion offers the best hope for survival for such publishers. The infamous 'journal crisis' is more of a library cost crisis than a publisher pricing problem, with internal library costs much higher than the amount spent on purchasing books and journals. Therefore publishers may be able to retain or even increase their revenues and profits while providing superior service. Todo this, they will have to take over many of the functions of libraries, and they can do that only in the digital domain. This paper examines publishers' strategies, how they are likely to evolve, and how they will affect libraries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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