A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources

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With the support of the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Ithaka S+R has developed this guide to support those who are actively managing digital projects and are seeking to develop funding models that will permit them to continue investing in their projects, for the benefit of their users, over time. This report updates Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources (2008) in two major ways: first, by expanding the list of revenue models covered in order to take into account emerging models, including highlighting those methods that are compatible with open access. Second, the report places the notion of ‘revenue generation’ in the context of the fuller range of funding activities we have observed in higher education and the cultural sector. In addition to practices more often seen in the commercial world like advertising and corporate sponsorships, the report devotes time to discussions of a range of philanthropic sources of support as well as support offered by host institutions.

Creator(s): Maron, Nancy
Creation Date: March 2014
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Publisher Name: Jisc
Publisher Info: Web: http://jisc.ac.uk/
Place of Publication: Bristol, UK
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  • Creation: March 2014
Description:

With the support of the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Ithaka S+R has developed this guide to support those who are actively managing digital projects and are seeking to develop funding models that will permit them to continue investing in their projects, for the benefit of their users, over time. This report updates Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources (2008) in two major ways: first, by expanding the list of revenue models covered in order to take into account emerging models, including highlighting those methods that are compatible with open access. Second, the report places the notion of ‘revenue generation’ in the context of the fuller range of funding activities we have observed in higher education and the cultural sector. In addition to practices more often seen in the commercial world like advertising and corporate sponsorships, the report devotes time to discussions of a range of philanthropic sources of support as well as support offered by host institutions.

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iii, 85 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): revenue generation | sustainability | licensing | Freemium models
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  • Contributor : The Strategic Content Alliance
  • Contributor : Ithaka S+R Ithaka S+R is a research and consulting service that helps academic, cultural, and publishing communities in making the transition to the digital environment. Ithaka S+R is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes JSTOR and Portico.
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Resource Type: Report
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Holder: Jisc
Statement: © Copyright: Jisc, 2014. This work is licensed under CC BY.