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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

More on the Cornell calculation

Andrew Albanese, Cornell: Open Access Costly, Library Journal, February 1, 2005. Excerpt: 'A task force convened by the Cornell University Libraries (CUL) has delivered a sober assessment of author-pays open access (OA) publishing. Given the number of articles published by Cornell faculty members, the library system could "see its expenditures rise significantly if the library used its current subscription funds to pay for author fees." Instead, the task force predicts both subscriptions and open access publishing will coexist for the foreseeable future, particularly when subscriptions are "administered by scholarly societies, university presses, and academic libraries." ' (PS: For my thoughts on the calculation that OA journals would cost research institutions more than TA journals, see my comment on this blog posting from 1/23/05, last week.)