Prolegomena to any future e-publishing model

Smith, John W.T. (1999) Prolegomena to any future e-publishing model. In: Smith, John W.T. and Ardö, Anders and Linde, Peter, eds. Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices - Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference. ICCC Press, Washington D.C., USA pp. 293-298. ISBN 1-891365-04-5. (Full text available)

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Considers why, after nearly twenty years of development, the electronic publishing model has not replaced the paper based model for academic journals. Gives three insights that attempt to explain this: the first is the ‘means-end’ confusion of commercial publishers, the second is the failure to realise it is the purpose not the form that is important about the current journal model, and third is the failure to recognise that a net-based replacement for the journal does not necessarily need a publisher. Finally some 'ground rules' to be used when thinking about, or designing, any future electronic publishing model are proposed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Central Services > Information Services
Depositing User: John Smith
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 16:59 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 21:26 UTC
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