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Published in the Proceedings of the 35th Annual IAMSLIC and 13th Biennial EURASLIC Conference, Brugge, Belgium, September 27-October 2, 2009, International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. Used by permission.


Open access to scholarly content is increasing, and will continue to do so. This phenomenon is driving the economics of publishing to change dramatically. The question is: what will the economics of open access look like when this correction settles into a sustainable model? I will cover some of the ideas that have recently been articulated by economists, information professionals and others regarding retooling the evolving publishing business model, and will present some proposed solutions to the problem of “who is going to pay for it?”