The Economics of Information In the Networked Environment


The Economics of Information In the Networked Environment



Edited by: Meredith A. Butler [former College at Brockport faculty member] and Bruce R. Kingma.

"Proceedings of the Conference: Challenging Marketplace Solutions to Problems in the Economics of Information, Washington, DC, September 18-19, 1995."

Conference sponsored by: Council on Library Resources; The University at Albany, State University of New York; The University Center Libraries of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook ; Association of Research Libraries; Coalition for Networked Information; National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.



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Publication Information

Washington, D.C. : Association of Research Libraries, 1996.

vi, 217 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


Databases and Information Systems




Located in Drake Library at: Z675.U5 C728 1996

CONTENTS: Pt. 1. Challenging marketplace solutions to problems in the economics of information. Conference themes ; Welcome and introduction ; Information technology and the transformation of the university : keynote address / David P. Roselle ; Costs and benefits of investments in technology : how can technology serve the public interest : keynote address / Mario Morino -- Pt. 2. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's program in the economics of information. JSTOR and the economics of scholarly communication / William G. Bowen -- Pt. 3. Economic modeling of investments in information resources at academic institutions. The economics of information / Roger Noll ; The economics of the Internet and academia / Hal Varian ; The economic of university investments in information resources / Michael McPherson -- Pt. 4. Case studies in transforming the scholarly process : costs and benefits of cooperation. Funding social science data archiving and social research in the networked environment / Richard Rockwell -- Building the distributed North American collection for foreign languages / Burkart Holzner -- Pt. 5. Alternatives to current access models in research libraries. The economics of resource sharing, consortia, and document delivery / Meredith A. Butler ; The economics of access vs. ownership : the costs and benefits of access to scholarly articles via interlibrary loan and journal subscriptions / Bruce R. Kingma -- Pt. 6. Can e-journals save us: A publisher's view ; A scholar's view -- Pt. 7. Economic considerations for digital libraries. Economic considerations for digital libraries : a Library of Congress perspective / Hiram Davis ; Cost centers and measures in the networked information value-chain / Paul Evan Peters ; This little user went to market, this little user stayed home : what users, potential users, and nonusers can tell us / Ann P. Bishop -- Pt. 8. The economics of information access in higher education. NCLIS remarks / Jeanne Simon ; Measuring costs and benefits of distance learning / James H. Ryan -- Pt. 9. The limits of marketplace solutions and the need for collaboration. The need for collaboration to build the knowledge infrastructure / Richard P. West -- Pt. 10. The economics of information and the need for collaboration : creating a research agenda : panel / Karen R. Hitchcock ... [et al.].

The Economics of Information In the Networked Environment