Elements of price-setting strategies

Price-setting of services has invaded the library world in a big way. The objective of this article is to give, in the form of a typology, some criteria for finding one's way among the arguments of the different players involved with a price-setting decision: authorities, users' needs, costs imposed by suppliers, the personnel, competitors, partners... Some illustrative examples are given, as well as data from surveys carried out by the Direction du livre et de la lecture. Finally, attention is drawn to a more in-depth work of simulation, published in 1997.