Thursday, May 31, 2012

RUK (Reed Elsevier): The Maturing Threat of Open Access

As University Libraries continue to reduce their journal acquisitions due to mandated library resources funding reductions, commercial publishers will face losing their primary customer base, and thus, their profit margins. This article features Elsevier publishing. University libraries are exploring the growing Open Access model as an alternative to license and subscription-based journal purchasing.

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