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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Fair pricing requires price transparency

Philip M. Davis, Fair Publisher Pricing, Confidentiality Clauses and a Proposal to Even the Economic Playing Field, D-Lib Magazine, February 2004. Abstract: "Fair pricing requires transparency in the marketplace. The use of confidentiality clauses may result in higher prices for all library consumers. This opinion piece advocates for the construction of a publicly available, SPARC and ARL endorsed database through which libraries can share price and licensing details. This article is based on a plenary speech at the Charleston Conference on Collection Development, November 7, 2003."