B – Digital licenses replace print prices

Gantz P. Digital licenses replace print prices as accurate reflection of real journal costs. Professional/Scholarly Publishing Bulletin 2012;11(3):1-5

Library Journal‘s Annual Periodical Price Survey 1990-2010 showed a more than six-fold increase in journal prices since 1990. Institutional libraries have shifted their purchasing patterns from print to digital holdings, and are pursuing licensing agreements that provide perpetual digital access to a body of content, instead of purchasing subscription to individual journals.