An Overview of Business Models Currently in Use

  • Sunimal Mendis
Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 11)


At present, a diverse range of business models are employed for the production and distribution of digitised versions of rare documents. Based on data gathered through an empirical survey of digitisation projects, this chapter explores business models currently employed by EU memory institutions in digitising collections of rare documents and their influence in determining the extent of exclusivity claimed over digitised versions by producers and distributors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunimal Mendis
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany

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