Economics

Dura-sell

The organizational coalescence of Dspace and Fedora, announced yesterday, is welcome and not too surprising. This arrangement concentrates the resources of two organizations with similar missions and should strengthen their joint ability to secure future resources and to improve their products and services. The new organization is to be called Duraspace. The press release suggests … Continue reading Dura-sell

Entrepreneurial skills are not given out with grant letters

Ithaka produced a report last year – Sustainability and revenue models for online academic resources PDF – for the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), a UK collaboration of cultural and educational organizations. They followed up with a series of case studies (scroll down the list of SCA publications to the sustainability section) which were discussed at … Continue reading Entrepreneurial skills are not given out with grant letters

QOTD: Content economy and attention economy

We are catching up on the The Wire on NetFlix so I was interested to see these remarks on the newspaper industry by its creator, David Simon … In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the award-winning writer and producer launches a tirade against newspaper owners who, he says, showed “contempt for their product” and … Continue reading QOTD: Content economy and attention economy