Re: Author Publication Charge Debate

From: Thomas Krichel <krichel_at_OPENLIB.ORG>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 10:27:48 -0600

  Fytton Rowland writes

> I believe that paid-for secondary services like Chemical Abstracts
> *will* have a place in the new world of OA.

  Some may have, others won't have. Building collections of secondary
  data is what the OAI-PMH protocol is all about. If the "full-text"
  is free, it is more valuable the better it is disseminated. So
  you can see that content publishers will be happy to make
  some extra efforts to make their data collections harvestable
  and aggregatable. Comparining RePEc, 200k
  records, free and EconLit, 600k records, $$$,
  I don't see how EconLit will survive in the longer run.


  Thomas Krichel
Received on Tue Feb 10 2004 - 16:27:48 GMT

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