Cost per Use Overvalues Journal Subscriptions

« (…) The subscription monopoly has been broken. Content is a commodity; it is ubiquitous. What we are paying for by subscribing to journals is as much convenience now as it is access, and the valuation paradigm has to change. The cost per use model is too simplistic a measure as it does not account for variability in the nature of patron usage, consequently overvaluing journal subscriptions. Cost per use fails to take into consideration variability in the nature of usage – not all usage is equal, not all usage has equal value. (…) »