Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'serials crisis'

journals + iTunes = ?

June 20th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Finally got around to reading this tab I’ve had open for ages (sorry, can no longer remember whom to hat tip!) about a pessimistic take on Elsevier’s business model, and was struck by the following: At the APE Conference in Berlin in January 2010 there were several presentations on article-level impact metrics — it is [...]

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a statistical morsel on the serials crisis

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Well there’s a statement that underscores the serials crisis: At the high end, the Association of Research Libraries, representing the top 122 research libraries in North America, reports that its members have been forced to cut six percent of their subscriptions since the late 1980s, and that figure was only kept that small by chopping [...]

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serials subscription economics: or, monopolies, italics, and cannibalism

January 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

So the husband and I were talking yesterday about the new EBSCO monopoly on certain periodicals, after I read Dorothea Salo’s post on the matter (now BoingBoinged). And he was wondering, so really, what’s the issue here? What’s the appeal of these database vendors? And a BoingBoing commenter wonders, “the content providers have decided to [...]

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