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Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing

This s a traditional print publication, freezing in time a series of fleeting e-mail messages that envision a future of publishing that goes well beyond print. We have heard many sanguine predictions about the demise of paper publishing, but life is short and the inevitable day still seems a long way off. This is a subversive proposal that could radically hasten that day. It is applicable only to ESOTERIC (non-trade, no-market) scientific and scholarly publication (but that is the lion's share of the academic corpus anyway), namely, that body of work for which the author does not and never has expected to SELL the words. The scholarly author wants only to PUBLISH them, that is, to reach the eyes and minds of peers, fellow esoteric scientists and scholars the world over, so that they can build on one another's contributions in that cumulative. collaborative enterprise called learned inquiry.

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Fall Forum 2006: Universities Rethink Publishing

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies." Sarah E. Thomas presents on the DPubS Digital Publishing System.

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Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals

This statement arose out of a 2005 meeting of library leaders hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and articulates four actions needed to support the development of qualified preservation archives for scholarly e-journals.

pdf ejournal-preservation-15oct05.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2005 (Spring): Antitrust Issues in Scholarly & Legal Publishing: The Anticompetitive Implications of Bundling & the Conditions Set by Large STM Publishers [highlights]

This discussion considered the emerging landscape of publisher business practices, legal options, and alternatives such as more effective negotiation practices.

pdf mm05sp-antitrust-summary.pdf

 
     

Law Serials Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach

Using data from more than 400 legal serials, Mark McCabe estimates the impact of six publisher mergers on law serial prices during the period 1990–2000. The results suggest that merger-related price increases were substantial during this period, even after accounting for secular price trends.

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Scholarly Communication and Epistemic Cultures

Keynote Address, delivered at "Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change," Washington, DC, October 17, 2003

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