What does it cost and who pays? Scholarly communications globally and in the UK

Added by Sarah on 21 September 2008 15:07

Thursday, 11 December 2008 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Institute of Physics, London W1B 1NT

This event looked at the findings from the RIN report on the costs involved in the scholarly communications system globally and in the UK.

The RIN report Activities, costs and funding flows in the scholarly communications system, provided a rigorous analysis and breakdown of scholarly publishing.

The event explained the report and the economic model (or tool) used to provide a breakdown of the costs and flows involved in the process of scholarly communications. The event also set out to present and develop additional/alternative publishing models and encourage people to think about using the model to examine the economic impact of these alternatives.

Key speakers:

  • Donald King, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
  • Daniel Hulls, Director of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates
  • Mayur Amin, Director of Research at Elsevier and
  • Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services and Copyright Officer at University College London.

Their presentations are available to download below, along with a copy of the meeting notes and a summary of the key points raised on the day.

If you missed the event, you can listen to a short podcast of the highlights of the day, including interviews with the key speakers. The speaker presentations and meetings notes are available below.

The event was attended by publishers (including society and non-profit publishers), librarians/senior academics, library organisations, government officials, funders and researchers who are interested in scholarly communications and publishing.

If you would like further information about the report, or have any questions, email contact@rin.ac.uk

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