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What Price the Information Age: A Model for Fair Payment for the Use of Information

  • Pat Molholt
  • Paul M. Hohenberg

Abstract

As the flow of information becomes more intensive as well as more important to production and work in general, its economic properties come under closer scrutiny. Although produced, traded, and used like other commodities, information differs in significant respects from most goods. The development of more flexible man-machine interfaces heightens the relevance of questions such as what is being purchased, how is its value determined, how can it be priced, which are discussed in this paper in some detail.

Keywords

Citation Index Price Scheme Knowledge Worker Ripe Tomato Search Session 
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References

  1. Kalba, Kas, 1977, “Libraries in the Information Marketplace”, Libraries in Post-Industrial Society. Leigh Estabrook, ed., Oryx Press, Phoenix, pp. 306–320.Google Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pat Molholt
    • 1
  • Paul M. Hohenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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