Costs of digitization

From: Thomas J. Walker <tjw_at_GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 14:54:15 -0400

Hal Varian suggested that those interested in costs of digitization should
see Richard Lemberg's 1996 UC Berkeley thesis on that subject, and that
"JSTOR did some calculations with the same conclusion, which are reported
in part by a speech from Bill Bowen, which, I believe, is available on the
JSTOR Web site."

I failed to find either on the Web, so, in case anyone is interested,
Florida Entomological Society recently paid 57 cents a page for indexing,
scanning, and OCRing ca 20,000 pages of back issues of its journal
( These are now
on the Web with free access (

Does anyone know of other Web-accessible information on the costs of
putting back issues of journals on the Web?

Thomas J. Walker
Department of Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
E-mail: FAX: (352)392-0190
Received on Wed Feb 10 1999 - 19:17:43 GMT

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