RevealDigital Launches New Library Crowdfunding Site for Open-Access Digital Collections
« …How the « cost recovery=open access » model works
With Reveal Digital’s unique business model, all costs associated with producing a collection define its funding threshold. Once the funding threshold is reached, the collection moves to open access. Due to Reveal Digital’s lean approach to project development and more accurate demand forecasting (based on response during the enrollment period), the funding levels are expected to be just 20% of comparable collections from other publishers.
The new website will speed introduction of digital project concepts and allow libraries to participate earlier in determining priorities. Most importantly, it provides an alternative funding source for libraries that are searching for ways to digitize and make available their unique special collections.
More information about the four proposed collections is available at http://voices.revealdigital.com/newsitem/12/open-funding-call-for-four-new-projects (…) »