Scholarly Technology and the Fallacy of Profitability

Luc Boruta, Damien Vannson
2020 Zenodo  
The question of finding the best organizational form to provide the best services is crucial to the scholarly community. Evaluating a service provider's value system is not trivial, and conversations about values are often centered around profitability. We believe that this question is a red herring and that ignoring, even for the sake of brevity, the existing diversity among scholarly for-profits perpetuates the stereotype that for-profits cannot align on a values basis with the academic
more » ... the academic sector. Using our own experience with Thunken as an example, we argue that organizations should be judged on what they bring to the table, rather than on which forms they fill out when tax season comes.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4155311 fatcat:qvb5bhhtarbgxejxw4zupiribi