I agree completely that the next logical step is case studies of publishers parallel to those of libraries.As the examiner has indicated, many of the same roles and practices issues are relevant to both kinds of stakeholders. However, I foresee difficulties in getting access to right level of information and informants within publishing companies. I suspect many companies would regard such information as commercially confidential.Another difficulty is how to decide the dividing line between a library and a publisher. How should one categorise Highwire Press for instance? I considered it as an initiative that came out of a library (and is still based in one to some extent), but it could just as well be regarded as a not-for-profit publisher.
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