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Gojko Rikalović
Univerzitet u Beogradu
Ekonomski fakultet
gojko.rikalovic@ekof.bg.ac.rs

Dejan Molnar
Univerzitet u Beogradu
Ekonomski fakultet
dejan.molnar@ekof.bg.ac.rs

Sonja Josipović
Univerzitet u Beogradu
Tehnološko-metalurški fakultet
sjosipovic@tmf.bg.ac.rs

doi: 10.19090/cit.2023.43.13-21
No. 43 (November 2023), p. 13-21


Basic presumptions and principles of digital librarianship economy


Summary

Digital libraries, as a vast segment of the creative economy, are gaining more and more importance thanks to the new and unique services they provide in meeting educational, research and cultural needs. The subject of this paper is the study and analysis of the economic aspects of the development of digital librarianship. Financial sustainability and the choice of mechanisms for covering costs and pricing services represent the main challenges of creating cost-effective business models in this area. For the long-term economic sustainability of digital libraries, the positive effects of cooperation with other organizations are particularly significant, such as the joint use of various resources as a necessary prerequisite for reducing service prices and total costs. In addition, the paper presents five basic models of digital library business, as well as different models of financing digital libraries.


Keywords:

digital librarianship, costs, prices, sustainability, financing, business digital library models.


Submitted: 16th October 2023
Accepted for publication: 24th October 2023

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