Old School Publishing: On the Ropes?

September 18, 2017

If you are interested professional publishing, you will want to read “We’ve Failed: Pirate Black Open Access Is Trumping Green and Gold and We Must Change Our Approach.” The “colorful” metaphors aside, there are some interesting statements in the article, which is available online without a fee.

I noted this passage:

Not for the first time, pirates are delivering where the established players and legal channels are not.

I also highlighted this idea for professional publishers:

What if, like the airline industry, publishers unbundled their product and started to test the value of some of the elements that form the bundle?

Please, read the full article, which is free I wish to reiterate, and think about the business decisions companies dependent on the business model for professional information services.

There’s nothing like an uncomfortable coach class seat.

Stephen E Arnold, September 18, 2017

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