Electronic journal formats

Wusteman, Judith (1996) Electronic journal formats. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 30 (4). pp. 319-343. ISSN 0033-0337. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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On the heels of the rapid growth of the World Wide Web have come advances in multimedia document formats and the hardware and software to support them. As a result of this combination of factors, the electronic journal is, at last, economically and aesthetically viable. This paper begins with an explanation of the two main forms of electronic journal dissemination at present, namely the CD-ROM and the Internet. It then goes on to discuss the major document formats currently being used in electronic journals: ASCII, bitmaps, LAT(E)X, PostScript, PDF, SGML and HTML. This is followed by a description of some of the formats used in multimedia and an introduction to the latest multimedia advances that may influence the electronic journals of tomorrow. A complete list of the journals and journal projects mentioned in this paper, together with the document formats they employ, are listed in Appendix 1. Appendix 2 compares the features of a typ-(sic).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2009 17:06
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 12:59
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18595 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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