Re: Costs of digitization

From: Steve Hitchcock <sh94r_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:03:51 +0100

At 02:54 PM 7/12/99 -0400, Thomas J. Walker wrote:
>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

I believe the paper referred to is
Bowen, William
JSTOR and the Economics of Scholarly Communication
Council on Library Resources Conference,Washington, DC, September 18, 1995
and it's at

The UK Higher Education Digitisation Service no doubt has some data too. I
don't know if any papers give what you are looking for, but try the list of
papers at

Steve Hitchcock
Multimedia Research Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Tel: +44 (01)703 593256 Fax: +44 (01)703 592865
Received on Wed Feb 10 1999 - 19:17:43 GMT

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