The Mathematician-Publisher interface: the recent past, the near future, and the potholes in the road.


Mike Doob


Much has been discussed and written about emerging technologies and their economic implications for both publishers and libraries. On the other hand, almost nothing has been said about the change in mathematicians and their relationship with publishers. In this presentation we consider their mutual expectations, both great and small, and how they have changed over the last several years. We then (dangerously) extrapolate to see how the mathematician-publisher relationship might change in the near future.



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