The decision to enter into a “big deal” arrangement is one that each CRKN member takes after careful and complex cost-benefit analysis conducted at the institutional level. The decision to renew or opt-out of an existing license should be taken with equal care. There are many factors to consider. This document briefly…
- "Big Deal" Checklist
The Journal Usage Project extends the research initially conducted by Dr. Vincent Larivière, Université de Montréal and with three other universities in Quebec that examined the impact on libraries of the consolidation of journal publishing and the development of what is known in the industry as the “big deal”.