Congratulations to Dr. Budd, new article released: Scholarly Information as a Political Economy


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The Journal of Academic Librarianship
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Scholarly Information as a Political Economy

  • School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA


The scholarly information system is not a conventional market. It does follow a particular economic structure, but that structure does not follow orthodox macroeconomics. The multiple players who make up the system do compete and, at times, do cooperate, but not on the grounds of the economic theory of textbooks. An analysis that takes the differences into account is the only way to create an understanding of the…more: