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Hypermedia Online Publishing: the Transformation of the Scholarly Journal


8.5.3 Financial sustainability

The intention was that EDUCATE should be commercially sustainable immediately. There is a need for a revenue stream for two reasons: maintenance of existing materials and development of new ones. The experience of other electronic publishing projects has been that initial funding is easier to get than maintenance funding. Jan Rohlin wanted to avoid this and has determined that new modules may only be developed with new money. The revenue stream for maintenance of existing materials comes from the licence fees. These have been set as low as possible consistent with getting enough funds. The total from these fees is not yet at the break even point but the trend is looking promising.



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