Abstract

Abstract:

This empirical study examines long-term and current book market trends and important factors affecting scholarly book prices in science, technology, and medicine (STM). It analyzes the market demand, supply, and prices of STM books and how they affect academic libraries' budgets. A semilogarithmic econometric model is formulated to explore the factors that affect STM book prices. Various product features, including book length, cover type, format, supplier types, and publication locations, are examined. The empirical results are mostly statistically significant, particularly for some key factors. The overall findings of this study have policy implications for academic libraries' books collections and acquisitions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0682
Print ISSN
0024-2594
Pages
pp. 255-285
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-24
Open Access
No
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