Elizabeth Winter February 2nd, 2010
Round Table on Adventures @ the Article Level
~40 people in attendance
Publisher pricing models:
- How to manage pay-per-view in a library-mediated situation
- Always going to be a diversity of models and exceptions to rules when dealing with multiple publishers
- Rockefeller UP: met with DeepDyve http://www.deepdyve.com/ to examine the article renting project. iTunes model of 99cents per article (no printing / 24 hours). One ramification might be to remove OA after 6-months and restrict all the way back due to loss of predictable subscription revenue, so it might result in more restriction in access.
- Duke UP: article-level is a fulfillment nightmare and eliminates the ability to do risk-assessment / sales prediction/projection (easier to compare journals to journals to identify peers and predict what revenue would be if they acquired a particular journal).
- How do recommender services work? WOS looks at the citation trail forward and backward. bX looks @ the usage patterns of all the institutions that contribute to the service. Using the aggregate data, they determine what people naturally look at when they look at other things.
- MESUR.org / Johann Bollen: Aims to look at what people are using now, now what they’ve cited from years past…how can we tell what’s coming in the future?
- How do we track what kind of an impact research funding has? Example: NSF grant funding, once the grant is over, what kind of publication/impact does the grant result in directly, and indirectly?
- Duke UP…exploring the token model: would you expect perpetual access? This would be a fulfillment nightmare. This might depend on the library.
- CCC-like model / broker for managing different types of access for an article (use for semester / coursepack / archive it yourself / have perpetual access)
- CalState is using CCC as a broker for a patron-driven pay-per-view program
Value of the journal as container…
- Journal as a brand
- Journal as a recommender service (they are related in some way, so they’re packaged together)
- Quality control—producing a set of articles of a certain quality
- Couldn’t we find other ways to collect
- How will we find things in 20 years [or 100?] if we don’t have a citation (jtitle/volume/issue)?
- Publishers have motivation to keep track of how they organize articles.