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Big deal - good deal? Or is there a better deal?

By Frederick J. Friend

Abstract

The purchase by library consortia of all journals published by one publisher - the so-called Big Deal - is bad for small publishers and for large libraries even if - in the short-term - good for large publishers and for small libraries. The publishing and library communities need to find alternative purchasing models which provide better deals for those disadvantaged by the prevalence of the Big Deal, while retaining the benefit of scale in negotiation and supply

Topics: big deal, academic libraries, publishers
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1087/095315103321505656
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.ucl.ac.uk.OAI2:25
Provided by: UCL Discovery

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