The High Cost of Information and Some Approaches to Its Acquisition

  • J. Fetterman
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The cost of information, especially in its imprinted form, has been rising at an exponential rate for more than twenty-five years. This cost increase is coupled with a similar increase in the amount of material being produced and the number of users requesting it.


Documentation System Input Cost Research Library Science Archive Efficient Delivery System 


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    Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (ed.). Programm der Bundesregierung zur Förderung der Information und Dokumentation (Bonn: 1975), [will be published this summer].Google Scholar
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    Drees, G., ‘Die Kosten von wissenschaftlich-technischen Informations- und Dokumentationssystemen (Brussel: Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, 1974). Dok. III/520/74 D (work paper, initial version; will shortly be officially published).Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Fetterman
    • 1
  1. 1.University Of PittsburghUK

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