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

From Invasive to Integrated: Information Technology and Library Leadership, Structure, and Culture (March '16)

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois-Urbana
Dale Askey, McMaster University


On the CUSP: Canadian Universities and Sustainable Publishing (March '16)

Martha Whitehead, Queen's University
Brian Owen, Simon Fraser University


CANCELED: The Open Library of Humanities: Transforming Scholarly Communications in the Humanities Disciplines (March '16)

Martin Paul Eve, Open Library of Humanities


Publishing Programs in Academic Libraries (March '16)

Bryn Geffert, Amherst College
Michael Roy, Middlebury College
Sue Ann Gardner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Rethinking Library Services: Software Infrastructure to Stimulate Innovation and Collaboration (March '16)

Nassib Nassar, Index Data




Recent Videos

Starting a Textbook Revolution: Project Partners On and Beyond Your Campus (March '16)
Steven J. Bell, Temple University
Alison Armstrong, The Ohio State University
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Establishing a Shared Research Data Service in the UK: How We’re Doing It. What About You? (November '15)
Rachel Bruce, Jisc View more information

 

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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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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