Emery, Jill, & Stone, Graham. "Electronic resource management in a post-Plan S world." Insights, 34(1), (2021)..

This article outlines how open content management can fit into libraries' e-resource management tactics across the areas of the investigation of material, procurement and licensing of content, implementation, troubleshooting of problems, evaluation and preservation, and sustainability concerns.

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Pablo Markin

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21 days ago

Whereas the advent of Open Access and associated mandates, e.g., the Plan S, can be perceived as a game-changer for the publishing industry, its implications for academic libraries can be difficult to fathom, also due to the complexity of agreement arrangements for both Open Access and closed access content. Furthermore, given the relative inflexibility of publisher-side cost structures, a decrease in the number of institutions subscribing for closed-accessed models will likely lead to an increase in unit prices, such as article processing charges, in the Open Access sector, if the financial inputs from libraries as its institutional supporters fail to offset possible revenue shortfalls at the level of individual publishers. In other words, the library-side performance of closed access and Open Access models may need to be assessed in relation to  not only usage-related costs but also eventual publishing fees across journal portfolios and book collections, as part of overall cost structures.