Reed Elsevier's Savvy Online Tech Journal Model

The library at Drexel University in Philadelphia used to subscribe to fewer than 100 print journals from the Elsevier science unit of Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier. But it now subscribes online to some 1,500 Reed Elsevier tech journals, thanks to that publisher’s savvy online business model, which also features what the Drexel librarian, in a Wall Street Journal article (online subscription required to read this article) describes as “substantial” but “reasonable” fees.