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PELICAN (Pricing Experiment Library Information Co-operative Network) is a Joint Information Systems Committee-funded project intended to develop an understanding of possible charging mechanisms for distributing commercially published digitized texts to students. The paper discusses the background to the project and sets out its aims and intentions within the context of ongoing dialogues between rights holders and the higher and further education communities. A brief description of the methodology to be adopted and the likely benefits for all stakeholders of establishing a mutually acceptable business and pricing model for the digitization of printed texts in UK higher education is presented.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, UK

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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