Economic Models

The current technological environment provides opportunities to rethink how information is disseminated and how it is supported. The commercial publishing sector as well as scholarly societies, university presses, and other non-profit publishers are interested in understanding new business models. Some key issues include the relationship of print and electronic versions of publications, pricing models, Open Access, and the willingness of both producers of information and buyers to experiment with new models. Some current work involves licensing models for e-books and content on mobile devices.

CNI was one of the first venues in which the economic issues related to licensing of e-journals was explored, and we continue to be involved in progress in this arena.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“The Public Library in 2020″ (June '13) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“The Future of Scholarly Publishing” Panel at KU, Open Access Week (November '11) Speakers: David Schulenberger, Heather Joseph, Clifford A. Lynch

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Open Access Publishing Panel Discussion led by Cliff Lynch (October '10) Speakers: Clifford A. Lynch, Tom Scheinfeldt, Donald Seto, Monique van Hoek, Edward Maibach

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“Colliding with the Real World” (August '01) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

In Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation, Ann Bishop, Barbara Butterfield, and Nancy Van House, eds.

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“New Economic Models to Support Standardization” (April '99) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Assessment of E-book Strategies (March '14)

Maria Savova, Claremont Colleges
Terese Heidenwolf, Lafayette College
Kevin Butterfield, University of Richmond


Beyond Serials: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for e-Book Preservation (March '14)

Stephanie Orphan, Portico
Robert Wolven, Columbia University
Charles Hammer, John Wiley & Sons


Can a Consortium Build a Viable Preservation Repository? (March '14)

Suzanne E. Thorin, University of Virginia
Bradley Daigle, University of Virginia
Stephen Davis, Columbia University
Linda Newman, University of Cincinnati
Scott Turnbull, University of Virginia


An Exploration of the “Center of Excellence” Model for Information Services (March '14)

Geneva Henry, George Washington University
Susan Fliss, Harvard University
Joy Kirchner, University of Minnesota
Heather Gendron, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
José Diaz, The Ohio State University


Monograph Purchasing Trends in Research Libraries: Did Electronic Journals Really Destroy the University Press? (March '14)

Elisabeth A. Jones, University of Michigan


Recent Videos

IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (March '13) Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University
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Paying for Long-Term Storage (December '11) David S. H. Rosenthal, Stanford University View more information
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Creating a Comprehensive Technology Model for a Converged Library, Archive, Art and Publishing Facility at the University of Calgary (April '11) Thomas Hickerson, University of Calgary
Shawna Sadler, University of Calgary View more information
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NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Institutional Initiatives (December '10) Serge J. Goldstein, Princeton University
Scott Brandt, Purdue University View more information
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Recent Podcasts

Digital Preservation Network: Cliff Lynch Speaks with UVA’s James Hilton (June '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, June 6, 2012 http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120606_CNI_Conversations.mp3 View more information


Feb. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments (February '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Feb. 10, 2012

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New Economic Models for E-Textbooks: Cliff Lynch Speaks with IUPUI’s David Lewis (February '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Feb. 7, 2012

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