Assessing the Value of Open Access Information Systems: Making a Case for Community-Based Sustainability Models
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Rieger, Oya Y.
In 2010, the Cornell University Library adopted a new business model to broaden the funding base for arXiv.org. Although this community-based interim model has garnered strong support, it also generated a range of questions in regard to the sustainability of open access online resources with a global user base such as arXiv. Making a case for such systems requires more than reliance on common quantitative measures that indicate submission and usage, statistics. Based on a sociotechnical systems approach, this article proposes a set of principles with which to evaluate return on investment as we consider the sustainability of open access subject repositories.
Journal of Library Administration
scholarly communication, open access, publishing, arXiv, sustainability
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Oya Y. Rieger (2011): Assessing the Value of Open Access Information Systems: Making a Case for Community-Based Sustainability Models, Journal of Library Administration, 51:5-6, 485-506