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

“Software as a Service and Cloud Based Applications” (December '14)
Author: Coalition for Networked Information

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“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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"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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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Can Cooperatives Provide a More Sustainable and Effective Path for Open Access? (November '15)

Kamran Naim, Stanford University
Raym Crow, SPARC


Establishing a Shared Research Data Service in the UK: How We’re Doing It. What About You? (November '15)

Rachel Bruce, Jisc


Findings from a Suite of Studies on Open Access Monograph Publishing: What Will it Cost and How Will it Work? (November '15)

Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan
Carolyn Walters, Indiana University - Bloomington
Lisa Macklin, Emory University
Nancy Maron, BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC


How Much Does $1.7 Billion Buy You? A Comparison of Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Version (November '15)

Sharon Farb, University of California, Los Angeles
Todd Grappone, University of California, Los Angeles
Peter Broadwell, University of California, Los Angeles
Martin Klein, University of California, Los Angeles


Is Gold Open Access Sustainable? Update from the UC Pay-It-Forward Project (November '15)

MacKenzie Smith, University of California, Davis
Ivy Anderson, University of California, California Digital Library




Recent Videos

How Much Does $1.7 Billion Buy You? A Comparison of Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Version (November '15)
Sharon Farb, University of California, Los Angeles
Todd Grappone, University of California, Los Angeles
Peter Broadwell, University of California, Los Angeles
Martin Klein, University of California, Los Angeles View more information

 

Is Gold Open Access Sustainable? Update from the UC Pay-It-Forward Project (November '15)
MacKenzie Smith, University of California, Davis
Ivy Anderson, University of California, California Digital Library View more information

 

A Platform for Partnership: Collaborating Across UCLA Library and Campus (April '15)
Jillian Cuellar, University of California, Los Angeles
Jasmine Jones, Smith College
Jennifer Weintraub, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Andrew Gomez, University of California, Los Angeles
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What Price Open Access? (April '15)
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University
Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Digital Library
Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library View more information

 

Online-Only Media: 21st Century Collection Crisis? (December '14)
John Vallier, University of Washington
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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
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Digital Preservation Network: Cliff Lynch Speaks with UVA's James Hilton (June '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, June 6, 2012
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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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