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Chapter 4. Publishers and Authors

Mirela Roncevic

Abstract


Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 56, no. 7), “One Country One Library,” discusses the benefits of participating in the OCOL project for publishers and authors, established and emerging. It explains how the business model for publishers was developed, how copyright owners are compensated, and how each publication’s Impact Score determines its market value each year. It also sheds light on the criteria set in place to keep track of user activities as well as on the unexpected technical challenges along the way, particularly when dealing with local publishers. The chapter also introduces the self-publishing features of the platform.


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