Pricing of information products: three scenarios

V.H. Spingies (V.H. Spingies is an Information Consultant based in Wierda Park, Pretoria, South Africa. Adeline S.A. du Toit is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at Rand Afrikaans University, Aucland Park, South Africa)
Adeline S.A. du Toit (Adeline S.A. du Toit is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at Rand Afrikaans University, Aucland Park, South Africa)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

Contends that the management of information services should consider the pricing of information products as a challenge which demands an understanding of economic principles. Illustrates the range of ideas and tools economists offer for the practical development of a price strategy for information products. Uses three scenarios to demonstrate the formulation of different pricing strategies for different information products. The information products used as examples in these scenarios are a CD‐ROM database, a training programme and a report on the involvement of mechanical engineers with the Reconstruction and Development Programme in South Africa.

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Spingies, V. and du Toit, A. (1997), "Pricing of information products: three scenarios", Library Management, Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 235-242. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176742

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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