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ERIC Number: ED190107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Pricing of Information.
Furneaux, M. I. P.; Newton, J.
This essay considers the cost of information retrieval by databases and information centers, and explores the need to charge users for the information supplied. The advantages and disadvantages of three means of charging users are discussed: (1) connnect hour charge, (2) print/type charge, and (3) subscription. Also addressed is the practice of marketing magnetic tapes to database users who wish to search the information in-house rather than through online vendors. The paper concludes that database producers should develop coherent pricing policies, and that information be marketed at a price dependent on the cost of providing it. (FM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Online Information Meeting (New York, NY, March 25-27, 1980).