Business Models Across the Information Industry

Grants and Contracts Details


Economic trends, technological developments, user needs, and pandemic impacts have accelerated several trends: Continuous product price inflation, static or declining library budgets, struggling small publishers and scholarly societes, online education and growing demand for intellectually rigorous digital resources, the flight to digital content as crowd avoidance among pandemic safety protocols, the Open Access movement, and the rise of Open Educational Resources. Rising production costs, .declining budgets, and growing demand creates competing pressures and threatens the sustainability of the information and scholarly communication ecosystem. As research, instruction, and learning are heavily reliant on this ecosystem, this research project draws on librarianship, publishing, business, and economics in pursuit of sustainable solutions.

Key findings

Flexibility in pricing models, price stability, access models, new funding models, and creative technologies are needed for the long-term sustainability of the scholarly communication and information ecosystem.
Effective start/end date6/1/20 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • business models
  • budgets
  • costing
  • economics
  • library collections
  • information ecosystem
  • sustainability


  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Library and Information Sciences


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