Reflections on trends in library big deals, consortiums and how it might apply to Singapore?

(3 May 2019)  “What were institutions and consortiums doing to better their bargaining position with the big publishers?  Was it all about reducing costs for the “big deals”? How successfully were they?  Lastly to really negotiate with any credibility, you had to be prepared to walk away from the bargaining table and cancel and indeed some consortiums and institutions have done so, how were their users coping?”

By examining the scholarly publishing pattern of open access and the recent trend of transformative deals between publishers and libraries, Aaron Tay would like to explore whether these models could apply to Singapore, where no library consortiums are formed.