Electronic Journal Provision using Acrobat.
University of Kent, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
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This paper discusses issues of electronic journal readability. It identifies some of the techniques that human beings have evolved for reading and skimming paper-based journals. An attempt is made to identify those manual techniques which could be constructively replicated in electronic form. Consideration is also given to the additional functionality provided by online journals and how this can be employed to improve on the methods currently used in their paper equivalents. The paper's conclusions are based on an evaluation of online journal articles made available on Adobe Acrobat software as part of the CAJUN (CD-ROM Acrobat Journals Using Networks) project citeSmith:CAJUN. The Acrobat suite is described and its potential suitability as a vehicle for electronic journals is discussed.
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