Posted by: bluesyemre | January 24, 2013

Mendeley, Connotea, and the Perils of Free Services

Free place to sleep

  • Judging from the general response, last week’s rumor of an Elsevier purchase of Mendeley didn’t really come as a surprise to most. Mendeley has long been an intriguing set of services in search of a business model. Should the sale go through, Mendeley’s path mirrors that of many startups from was once called “Web 2.0,” and provides a cautionary tale for those relying on free services and a vision of an open access (OA) future that may result in a reshuffling of economic resources.

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