March 24, 2004

Another signal that the academics are getting it, if only slowly: Managing academic e-journals by Hovav and Gray in CACM v47i4, April 2004. From the abstract: "Though e-publishing is relatively inexpensive, e-publisher survival still depends on the age-old virtues of content quality and author credibility." While not actually about Open Access publishing (they're a bit vague on the cost/price issues), this is an interesting piece on what some computer scientists think about the pros and cons of e-only publishing. It's interesting that while they use some of the library literature in their bibliography (almost nothing later than 2000), they don't really seem to mention libraries very much in their article. It's like they haven't noticed what's going on down at their local library that much in the last few years.

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