ithaka透過OCLC WMS服務發布圖書館採購模式初步報告

2018/07/19     來源:ITHAKA閱讀原文

As an organization that researches scholarly communications and libraries, our interest at Ithaka S+R was piqued when Joseph Esposito questioned whether university press sales to academic libraries were actually in decline. The reason? University presses tend to measure their sales to academic libraries through the wholesale vendors that traditionally distribute their publications. Since Amazon came onto the scene, however, academic libraries have begun to acquire many of their titles from the online retailer, whose sales metrics are not typically counted toward university press sales and which are not made available to the public. With this in mind, was it not possible that sales to libraries were not in decline, but rather that they were simply occurring through other channels?....more