Cost per Use Overvalues Journal Subscriptions
Journal costs, cost per use, Journal usage studies
Usage has become a critical metric for establishing the value of a given journal or content bundle in many circumstances, including licensing negotiations between publishers and libraries. This piece raises some probing questions about whether cost-per-use is the appropriate metric for measuring the comparative value of library subscriptions.
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Kendrick, Curtis L., "Cost per Use Overvalues Journal Subscriptions" (2019). Library Scholarship. 79.
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