EQUITABLE ACCESS TO STM INFORMATION: HOPE OR HYPE?. A (COMMERCIAL) PUBLISHER’S PERSPECTIVE Pieter S. H. Bolman, Trieste, 4 October 2002. PRINT VS. ELECTRONIC: SOME COST & RISK CHARACTERISTICS.
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A (COMMERCIAL) PUBLISHER’S PERSPECTIVE
Pieter S. H. Bolman, Trieste, 4 October 2002
Purpose: a possible ‘bulk deal’ where ICTP mediates purchasing of all relevant North-Holland physics journals by selected 3rd world libraries: the first one at full price (ICTP’s), the remaining ones at marginal pricing (~ 1/3)
Deal did not materialise as it was unlikely to scale. Elsevier feared loss of control and of existing subscriptions (even though Salam vouched for the institutional integrity), print fulfillment system would not sustain different prices, etc.)