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Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop, 1998. Proceedings

Date 25-25 April 1998

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  • Proceedings. Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 153
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  • Designing the future of electronic journals with lessons learned from the past: economic and use patterns of scientific journals

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):11 - 17
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    Studies of thousands of both university and non-university scientists demonstrate the importance of scholarly journals to their work. Amount of reading has remained high and scientists who read more, are more successful. Readings have shifted from personal subscriptions to more readings from library provided journals. Personal subscriptions have gone down from 5.8 subscriptions per scientist in 19... View full abstract»

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  • Through a glass darkly: one scientist's view

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):95 - 98
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    Electronic publication, as an alternative to more traditional media, will be adopted by the scientific and engineering community when it meets the needs of that community, when it overcomes the principal problems with conventional publication, and when the electronic option offers more useful capabilities. Certain electronic techniques satisfy the latter criterion. Electronic means provide desirab... View full abstract»

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  • Digital object identifiers and their role in the implementation of electronic publishing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):59 - 65
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    The major scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers have developed the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system that will potentially offer improved order and reliability for the discovery and access of information on the global network. However, the system, as it is currently envisioned, does not meet the needs of all types of publishers, commands unknown overhead costs, is vague in applic... View full abstract»

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  • Thinking in electronic terms

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):83 - 87
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    What will emerge as the dominant design(s) of the “information package” of the future? How do we resolve major obstacles to the creation and utilization of electronic documents? What concepts, terms, and design principles need to be defined to discuss these questions meaningfully and to start answering them? What do these new concepts, terms and design principles mean in editorial and ... View full abstract»

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  • The future of the scholarly editor

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Summary form only given. Many studies of innovation in the high technology industry have emphasized the essential role of a “determined champion” in overcoming the many soul wrenching disappointments and setbacks common to these ventures. As high tech hybrids comprising a mixture of publishing, computer mediated communications, and software development, electronic publications are rapi... View full abstract»

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  • Perspectives on electronic publication gained through publishing CD-ROM/WWW issues of the IEEE Transactions on Education

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):79 - 81
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    The article reviews and summarizes perspectives of electronic publication gained through experience in publishing, with CD-ROM/WWW technology, the August 1996 IEEE Transactions on Education special issue on the application of information technologies to engineering and science education, as well as Rapid Publication Supplements to the November 1997 and November 1998 issues of this Transactions View full abstract»

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  • Electronic access: what IEEE members say they want

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):31 - 35
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    With today's Worldwide Web technology it is possible to make virtually any document available for access on a controlled basis for members of technical associations, such as the IEEE. The question is, what is it that members want enough to actually use and be willing to pay for? A surrogate for test marketing products and determining the result by trial and error is conducting surveys which ask th... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding use in the real world

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):101 - 105
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    The paper considers a number of issues related to measuring and understanding use of innovative electronic document systems. It presents experiences related to the implementation of a digital library comprised of scientific and technical journal articles, and concentrates on one particular barrier to use: the difficulties potential users have in logging on to an electronic document system View full abstract»

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  • Defining the technical and scientific “information package of the future”

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):39 - 41
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    The first major divergence from conventional publishing will be the emphasis on the article as the core content of the information package, not the journal. It may be the primary citable source. The second change will be a complete digital path for all publishing functions, from receipt of the content through final distribution. The cycle time from acceptance to publication will be measured in hou... View full abstract»

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  • Form and content in the electronic age

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 49
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    The emerging culture of fully electronic publishing will considerably change the scientific communication process. At the moment, the emphasis is put mainly on the logistics and the storage of electronic documents as such. We address the issue of changes in the representation of scientific communications due to the intrinsic possibilities of the electronic medium. With the societal needs of author... View full abstract»

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  • Framework for scientific communication in Earth and space science

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):19 - 22
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    We propose a framework for scientific communication that focuses on the value of the answers provided by science. The implementation would combine the advantages of flexible index/thesaurus, a comprehensive taxonomy/ontology, and an annotation/discussion environment. Using our experience with the NASA Digital Library Technology program we examine the social and economic issues involved in the acce... View full abstract»

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  • Recreating publishing for the engineering and scientific community: the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):71 - 75
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    Journal publishing in science, technology, and medicine has become too costly for the educational community to support. Commercial publishers intent on maximizing profits through aggressive pricing strategies, consolidation, and protection of intellectual property, are threatening the educational community's long term access to research and scholarship. As one strategy in counteracting these trend... View full abstract»

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  • Grey market science: research libraries, grey literature, and the legitimization of scientific discourse in the Internet age

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):115 - 120
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    The growth in the Internet has spawned a trade of grey market science. This has undermined the traditional system for legitimization of scientific writing. This trend has significant implications for the research library community and other users. The paper explores how the control system has become endangered and offers examples of how grey literature in the sciences has become more mainstream. T... View full abstract»

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  • Two-dimensional framework for science textbook and journal publishing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):67 - 68
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    Authors review the types of books used in the science learning process and argue that due to the nature of conventional media, important relationships existing among the science books are lost as each book is published as a separate linear entity. Textbooks lack the ability to present the material in a simplified or in depth manner, and monographs usually lack the ability to supply the supporting ... View full abstract»

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  • Priority for discoveries: challenges of electronic publication to research norms, practices and values

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):127 - 132
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    The paper examines how the shift to an infrastructure of electronic publication, communication and collaboration may affect norms, conventions, institutions, and practices governing research in science and engineering. Using the attribution of priority for results as a case in point, it argues that research in science and engineering, and society at large, would be best served by a test of any new... View full abstract»

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  • Information module in a scientific/engineering workstation: a proposal for utilizing electronic information for interdisciplinary research

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):121 - 126
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    A typical electronic information environment today characterizes multidimensionality, integration of primary and secondary information, and decentralization of self contained information systems. While electronic publishing makes information more readily available, these characteristics are also the causes for some of the problems in using the electronic information. Intelligent tools need to be d... View full abstract»

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  • Overcoming intellectual and virtual access as barriers to utilization of electronic publications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):107 - 113
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    A review of the purposes in scholarly publishing reveals that publishers of freely available electronic journals have the potential for positively transforming the highly problematic economics of scholarly publishing. But actual use of electronic scholarly publications shows that they present serious utilization barriers to would-be readers. Meeting practical awareness, indexing, and archiving nee... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a picture of electronic publishing: a qualitative study of the ecology community

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):23 - 29
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    There is widespread recognition that scientists acting as the producers of the raw material of electronic publications will, to a large extent, drive the ultimate adoption process of electronic publishing. However, there has been little research focusing on the interests and perceptions of scientists acting as authors and editors. At the same time, it should be recognized that various scientific c... View full abstract»

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  • From generic to descriptive markup: implications for the academic author

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):89 - 93
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    Electronic publishing is confronted with a multitude of demands and hopes, expressed by users and by institutions. One of the key issues concerns long term availability of digital information. In addition, research findings indicate that users would like to place more detailed full text information retrieval requests. Due to differing interests, some users focus their attention on figure captions,... View full abstract»

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  • Rethinking document structure in a global hypertext environment: toward a model of nested conceptual units of information on the World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):51 - 57
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    The World Wide Web represents a social, economic and technological milieu for the public availability of information. This information is available in what can be thought of as Web information units. An information unit, considered as an abstract structural concept, consists of information within given physical and conceptual boundaries. Information units are frequently nested into larger units fo... View full abstract»

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