Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2022, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (6): 11-17.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2022.06.011

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The "CNKI Event" has Alerted and Reflected on the Literature Database Industry in China

Zeng Jianxun   

  1. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China(ISTIC),Beijing,100038
  • Online:2022-11-26 Published:2023-01-07

Abstract: After Professor Zhao Dexin won the lawsuit against CNKI, the Chinese Academy of Sciences stopped using the CNKI database due to the renewal fee of 10 million yuan, which once again brought CNKI into the center of public opinion. CNKI has repeatedly fallen into the whirlpool of public opinion such as "infringement" and "high pricing", which reflects the digital governance dilemma faced by the development of literature database in China under the new situation, and needs to arouse the alarm and reflection of the literature database industry in China. According to the situation of database in China, copyright mode, exclusive license mode, pricing mechanism, version of the fee standards, product model, learning mechanism, openness, bargaining power and social attribute of domestic and foreign database, which are related to the author, journal, the literature database platform and the reader, are discussed. This paper probes into the internal causes of the difficulties in the development of the literature database industry in China and gives a deep consideration to the development path of the business model of the literature database in China.

Key words: Literature database, Science and technology journal, Exclusive license, The layout fee, Open access

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