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“Can OA be successful?  Yep.  Is it successful today?  Somewhat.  Is it supplanting established publications?  For the most part, no.  It’s one thing to set up a competent system for publishing something, another to create the aura of an established brand and all that goes with it.”  Joe Esposito, post to liblicense-l listserv, March 1, 2010.

Now is the time for publishers and libraries to sit down together and develop new models for working together in the e-book economy.  [Publishing executives] … need to better understand the ways that they can benefit from working with libraries on e-book business models. Libraries need to recognize the need for change and work with publishers to build mutually beneficial business models that don’t pretend that e-books are the same as print.”  Eric Hellman, Go to Hellman blog, March 10, 2010.

Joe Esposito: “For consumer publishers, ‘libraries’ almost always and exclusively means ‘public libraries.’  Academic libraries are not on the radar screen.”  Rick Anderson: “For exactly this reason, maybe a handful of academic libraries would be the perfect place to experiment with some bold e-book access models — risk could be kept within manageable levels while the experiments are conducted.  I know my library would welcome the opportunity to talk with publishers about this kind of experimentation.”  Discussion posted to liblicense-l listserv, March 25, 2010.

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