The ALPSP Learned Journals Collection
Abstract:Selling journals to consortia and other large customers is increasingly difficult for small publishers, and yet libraries want their journals. The ALPSP Learned Journals Collection (ALJC) was put together, after considerable research, as an attempt to overcome this problem for ALPSP member publishers. Working through Swets Information Services, 247 journals from 25 publishers can be sold as a single package. Despite the difficulties, a single publisher agreement, customer licence, and pricing and revenue-sharing model were all agreed upon. Customer reactions indicate that this is a real win–win solution for publishers and libraries.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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